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Undergraduate Studies

Our undergraduate programs provide students with unique opportunities to develop a thorough understanding of representation and performance in different media from around the world. 
 

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English Studies at the University of Guelph

The undergraduate English program at Guelph provides students with a unique opportunity to develop a broad and in-depth understanding of literature by offering a variety of courses that comprehensively cover the following areas of study: Colonial, Postcolonial, and Diasporic Studies; Canadian Literature; Early Modern Studies; Media, Technology, and Literacy in the Humanities; Studies in Performance and Politics; Sexuality and Gender Studies; Transnational Nineteenth-Century Studies; and Environmental Writing.  Learn more

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Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph

The Theatre Studies program at Guelph is a degree option within the B.A. Program and is dedicated to the integrated study of both academic and practical applications of performance and theatre.  Learn more

Want to learn more about each program? Prospective students can discover our undergraduate curriculum and learn about courses by looking at information on the EnglishTheatre Studies, and Creative Writing webpages.

Both programs have lively communities and are represented by student societies. The Drama Students Federation (DSF) and The English Students' Society (TESS) are active student groups, provide support for new students, host various events, and have members that can help students contact faculty with any program-related concerns they may have.

 

Undergraduate minor programs are also associated with the School of English and Theater studies and can be combined with any of the 24 majors in the college of arts.

 

Creative Writing minor at the University of Guelph

Creative Writing @ Guelph reflects the significant role that creative writing plays in our cultural life, from travel writing and blogs, gaming and journalism, to poems, novels and films.  Learn more

Media & Cinema Studies minor at the University of Guelph

Media & Cinema Studies @ Guelph considers the various approaches to media, communication, and culture. By examining conventions used across media forms and texts, students will learn how different platforms are used to produce meaning.  Learn more

 

The undergraduate English program at Guelph provides students with a unique opportunity to develop a broad and in-depth understanding of literature by offering a variety of courses that comprehensively cover the following areas of study: Colonial, Postcolonial, and Diasporic Studies; Canadian Literature; Early Modern Studies; Media, Technology and Literacy in the Humanities; Studies in Performance and Politics; Sexuality and Gender Studies; Transnational Nineteenth Century Studies; and Environmental Writing. The department also provides students with the option to minor in creative writing. The Creative Writing minor is as thorough as the English major and reflects the significant role that creative writing plays in shaping everyday culture. Both programs help students develop their communication skills in writing, broaden the scope of their creative thinking, and develop a critical attention to the ways writing influences daily life. 

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The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.