Modules

HONOURS SPECIALIZATION IN CREATIVE WRITING AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Students entering first year: designate the Faculty of Arts and Humanities as your faculty of registration, and choose your first-year courses to meet the module 'Admission Requirements' set out in the 'Worksheet' (link below). You will designate the module as your academic program during ITR (Intent to Register), which takes place in February/March in your first year, and submit your portfolio in April/May of your first year. Portfolio criteria and admission procedure can be found in the Worksheet.

First-year students should note that the deadline for portfolio submission is May 11th, 2020 – for admission to the module for the academic year 2020–2021. Admission to the module is not competitive; all students who achieve the required grades/averages on the courses required for admission and whose portfolio is approved will be admitted to the program. 

Please Note: the module requirements (years 2 through 4) for the program have been changed effective 2017-2018. Students admitted to the module effective September 2017 and after will be proceeding under those new requirements here. Students admitted to the module effective September 2016 and earlier will be proceeding under the "old" module requirements here unless they have obtained permission to switch to the new requirements.

If you have specific further questions about either the admission or module requirements, please feel free to contact: 

the Undergraduate Program Director/Writing Studies (Prof. Brock Eayrs at beayrs@uwo.ca) with questions about the admission requirements (including the portfolio) and/or Writing Studies courses; or 

the office of the Undergraduate Chair/English Studies (Prof. Madeline Bassnett at m.bassnett@uwo.ca) with questions about the admission requirements and/or English Studies courses.

MINOR IN CREATIVE WRITING

Open to all students in the University, the Minor in Creative Writing offers undergraduate students the opportunity to develop their ability to write fiction, poetry, screenplays, and other forms of imaginative literature. Any undergraduate student may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general University entrance requirements.

Admission Requirements
Completion of first-year requirements including 1.0 course from English 1020E, 1022E, 1024E, or English 1027F/G and 1028F/G, or Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022, with a final grade of at least 60%.*
*Students registering in the Minor in Creative Writing must complete Writing 1000F/G, Writing 1030F/G, or Writing 1031F/G with a grade of at least 70%, or one of Writing 2101F/G, 2125F/G (or the former 2121F/G), Writing 2111F/G or 2131F/G with a grade of at least 65%, or obtain special permission of the Department, in order to take required senior Writing courses.

Module
4.0 courses:

1.0 course in English (not including English 3998E and 4999E) or Film Studies at the 2000 level or above.
3.0 courses from: Writing 2203F/G, 2204F/G, 2211F/G, 2213F/G, 2214F/G, 2218F/G, 2219F/G, 2220F/G, 2222F/G, 2223F/G, 2224F/G, 2225F/G, Writing 2226F/G, Writing 2227F/G, Writing 3228F/G (or the former Writing 2217F/G), Writing 4998F/G (or the former Writing 2299F/G), Writing 4999E; English 3998E, 4999E.

In certain cases courses not listed above, including Special Topics courses in Writing, may be used toward the Minor in Creative Writing. Students should contact the Undergraduate Program Director (Writing) for further information and specific approvals.

Note: the Minor in Creative Writing may be combined with the Certificate in Professional Communication. The Minor in Creative Writing may not be combined with the Certificate in Writing.


MINOR IN WRITING STUDIES

Admission Requirements 
Completion of first-year requirements.*
*Students registering in the Minor in Writing Studies must complete one of Writing 1000F/G, 1030F/G, or 1031F/G with a grade of at least 70%, or one of Writing 2101F/G, 2125F/G (or the former 2121F/G), Writing 2111F/G or 2131F/G with a grade of at least 65%, or obtain special permission of the Department, to take required senior Writing courses.

Module
4.0 courses:

2.0 courses: Writing 2202F/G, 2210F/G, 2215F/G or 3227F/G (or the former Writing 2216F/G), 4998F/G (or the former Writing 2299F/G).
2.0 courses in Writing at the 2200 level or above. Speech 2001 or up to 1.0 approved course outside the Department of English and Writing Studies may be counted toward this 2.0 requirement.  Students should contact the Undergraduate Program Director (Writing) for further information and specific course approvals.

Note: the Minor in Writing Studies may be combined with the Certificate in Professional Communication. The Minor in Writing Studies may not be combined with the Certificate in Writing.


DIPLOMA IN WRITING

Open to all students with a university degree, the Diploma in Writing aims to develop the general writing ability of students. All program courses may be credited toward other undergraduate programs. Anyone with a university degree may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general university entrance requirements. If you do not already possess a university degree, you may apply for admission to the Certificate in Writing, which can be taken concurrently with an undergraduate degree.

Admission Requirements
Either a grade of at least 65% in one of Writing 2101F/G, 2125 F/G (or the former Writing 2121F/G), Writing 2111F/G or 2131F/G, or a grade of at least 70% in one of Writing 1000F/G, Writing 1030F/G, or Writing 1031F/G is required for entrance to the program.

Program Requirements
To qualify for the Certificate in Writing, students must achieve an overall average of 70% in 3.5 courses:

0.5 course: Writing 4998F/G (or the former Writing 2299F/G).
3.0 Writing courses numbered 2200 and above.
Students may substitute a maximum 1.0 approved non-Writing course toward this requirement, and should contact the Undergraduate Program Director, Writing (Department of English and Writing Studies) for further information and specific course approvals.


DIPLOMA IN PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

Open to all students in the University, the Diploma in Professional Communication aims to develop students' writing abilities in workplace writing genres. All program courses may be credited toward other undergraduate programs. Any undergraduate student may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general University entrance requirements. A student who does not yet possess a university degree may apply for admission to the Certificate in Professional Communication which can be taken concurrently with an undergraduate degree.

Admission Requirements
A grade of at least 65% in Writing 2111F/G, or a grade of at least 70% in one of Writing 1030F or Writing 1031F/G is required for entrance to the program.

Program Requirements
To qualify for the Certificate in Professional Communication, students must achieve an overall average of 70% in these 3.5 courses:

0.5 required course: Writing 4998F/G (or the former Writing 2299F/G).
3.0 Writing courses from: Writing 2202F/G, 2203F/G, 2209F/G, 2210F/G, 2215F/G, 3220F/G, 3221F/G, 3222F/G, 3223F/G (or the former Writing 2205F/G), Writing 3224F/G (or the former Writing 2206F/G), Writing 3225F/G (or the former Writing 2207F/G), Writing 3226F/G (or the former Writing 2212F/G), Writing 3227F/G (or the former Writing 2216F/G), Writing 3228F/G (or the former Writing 2217F/G), Writing 3229F/G (or the former Writing 2221F/G), Writing 3300F/G. Speech 2001 may be counted toward this requirement. In certain instances Special Topics courses in Writing, and a maximum 1.0 approved course from outside the Department of English and Writing Studies may be counted toward this requirement. Students should contact the Undergraduate Program Director/Writing Studies for further information and specific course approvals.


CERTIFICATE IN WRITING

Open to all students in the University, the Certificate Program in Writing aims to develop the general writing ability of students. All program courses may be credited toward other undergraduate programs. Any undergraduate student may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general University entrance requirements.

Admission Requirements
Either a grade of at least 65% in one of Writing 2101F/G, 2125 F/G (or the former Writing 2121F/G), Writing 2111F/G or 2131F/G, or a grade of at least 70% in one of Writing 1000F/G, Writing 1030F/G, or Writing 1031F/G is required for entrance to the program.

Program Requirements
To qualify for the Certificate in Writing, students must achieve an overall average of 70% in 3.5 courses:

0.5 course: Writing 4998F/G (or the former Writing 2299F/G).
3.0 Writing courses numbered 2200 and above.
Students may substitute a maximum 1.0 approved non-Writing course toward this requirement, and should contact the Undergraduate Program Director, Writing (Department of English and Writing Studies) for further information and specific course approvals.


CERTIFICATE IN PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

Open to all students in the University, the Certificate in Professional Communication aims to develop students' writing abilities in workplace writing genres. All program courses may be credited toward other undergraduate programs. Any undergraduate student may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general University entrance requirements.

Admission Requirements
A grade of at least 65% in Writing 2111F/G, or a grade of at least 70% in one of Writing 1030F or Writing 1031F/G is required for entrance to the program.

Program Requirements
To qualify for the Certificate in Professional Communication, students must achieve an overall average of 70% in these 3.5 courses:

0.5 required course: Writing 4998F/G (or the former Writing 2299F/G).
3.0 Writing courses from: Writing 2202F/G, 2203F/G, 2209F/G, 2210F/G, 2215F/G, 3220F/G, 3221F/G, 3222F/G, 3223F/G (or the former Writing 2205F/G), Writing 3224F/G (or the former Writing 2206F/G), Writing 3225F/G (or the former Writing 2207F/G), Writing 3226F/G (or the former Writing 2212F/G), Writing 3227F/G (or the former Writing 2216F/G), Writing 3228F/G (or the former Writing 2217F/G), Writing 3229F/G (or the former Writing 2221F/G), Writing 3300F/G. Speech 2001 may be counted toward this requirement. In certain instances Special Topics courses in Writing, and a maximum 1.0 approved course from outside the Department of English and Writing Studies may be counted toward this requirement. Students should contact the Undergraduate Program