Honours Specialization in Creative Writing and English Language and Literature

This module is designed for students who want to combine their creative talents with the academic study of literature. On the creative side, the program offers the opportunity to explore a wide range of writing challenges, including poetry and prose in a variety of genres. On the academic side, it offers a comprehensive study of British, Canadian, American, and Postcolonial literatures. The assumption underlying the module, however, is that the two “sides” are not as separate as they might seem, and that engaging with English literature as both a creative and a scholarly pursuit will enrich your understanding of the field. The module is recommended for students aspiring to careers in journalism, publishing, creative writing, multimedia content, and advertising. With an appropriate minor, this module provides exceptional preparation for students going into law or business school, public relations, civil service, and the diplomatic corps.

> Admission & module requirements

Completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% in 3.0 principal courses, including 0.5 from WRI 1000F/G, 1.0 from ENG 1000 to ENG 1999 and 1.5 from a range of cognate fields. A portfolio of original writing must also be submitted. See the module Checklist below for details.

> Module checklist

For more information about Portfolio requirements and deadlines please visit Writing Studies.