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English and Creative Writing

Type:

Major, Minor, Sub-Major

Description:

The English and Creative Writing sub-major and minors combine critical engagement with literary theory with a complementary exploration of creative writing techniques across a range of genres such as fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, auto/biography, essay, and plays. Students will examine the interplay between writers, readers and the text and the ways in which it is possible to question the social construction of knowledge through literature. As observers and participants in various cultural contexts, students will produce their own creative and analytical texts which exhibit an understanding of, and challenge notions of, narrative, genre, and canon.

Prerequisite(s):

N/A

Assumed Knowledge:

N/A

Courses:

Course Area and cat no. Units Level References
English and Creative Writing: An Introduction COMM 1061 4.5 1 Note(s): 2
Writing and Text Workshop COMM 1045 4.5 1 Note(s): 2
Reworking the Canon LANG 2042 4.5 2 Note(s): 3
OR
Writing and Reading Short Fiction COMM 2058 4.5 2 Note(s): 2
The Power of Story LANG 2005 4.5 2 Note(s): 3
OR
Writing and Reading Poetry COMM 2057 4.5 2 Note(s): 2
The Writer's World LANG 3042 4.5 3
World Literatures and English LANG 3030 4.5 3
Literary and Creative Writing Practice LANG 3040 9 3 Note(s): 4

Rules:

Nil

Notes:

  1. A sub-major in English and Creative Writing consists of six courses (27 units), two of which must be at Level 1 (Introductory), two or three of which must be at Level 2 (Intermediate), and at least one at Level 3 (Advanced).
  2. Students must complete these four courses to meet the requirements of the Creative Writing minor.
  3. Students must complete these four courses to meet the requirements of the English minor.
  4. Students who choose to complete the 9 unit course LANG 3040 Literary and Creative Writing Practice as part of their sub-major, will be required to complete two Level 1 (Introductory) and two Level 2 (Intermediate) courses.
  5. Students intending to apply for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) with English as a Learning Area must complete a minimum of six courses or equivalent for a Major Learning Area, or four courses or equivalent for a Minor Learning Area. Applicants for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) must have both a Major and a Minor Learning Area to qualify for entry. Students should consult with their Program Director for a schedule of recommended courses.
  6. A minor consists of four courses (18 units), two of which must be at Level 1 (Introductory) and two at Level 2 (Intermediate). Two minor options are available: a Creative Writing minor or an English minor.