X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Creative Writing (CW)

The Creative Writing minor 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. The minor hones students’ skills in expressive writing, and teaches students to situate their work within a broader context of local, global and historical creative texts. Workshops and a capstone seminar provide students with the opportunity to revise their work and develop a creative portfolio.

Minor (Honours Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits is required including:

ENGL*1080 [0.50] Literatures in English I: Reading the Past
ENGL*2920 [0.50] Elements of Creative Writing
ENGL*4720 [1.00] Creative Writing: Prose/Poetry
1.00 credit from the following:
ENGL*3050 [0.50] Intermediate Fiction Writing Workshop
ENGL*3060 [0.50] Intermediate Poetry Writing Workshop
ENGL*3070 [0.50] Intermediate Screenwriting Workshop
ENGL*3090 [0.50] Special Topics in Creative Writing Workshop
THST*2120 [0.50] Writing for Performance
2.00 credits from the following:
CLAS*2000 [0.50] Classical Mythology
CLAS*3030 [0.50] Epic Heroes and Poems
ENGL*2040 [0.50] Latina/o Literature and Cultural Production: Intro
ENGL*2080 [0.50] Literatures in English II: Finding a Critical Voice
ENGL*2090 [0.50] Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL*2120 [0.50] Seminar: Critical Practices
ENGL*2130 [0.50] Seminar: Literature and Social Change
ENGL*2190 [0.50] Queer Literatures and Cultures
ENGL*2200 [0.50] Postcolonial Literatures, Film, and Other Media
ENGL*2260 [0.50] Law and Literature
ENGL*2270 [0.50] Fairy, Trickster, and Mythical Hero
ENGL*2280 [0.50] Sporting Bodies
ENGL*2290 [0.50] Outlaws
ENGL*2310 [0.50] Vampires, Ghosts, and Mummies: Literature and the Supernatural
ENGL*2330 [0.50] Print Culture and Cinema
ENGL*2360 [0.50] Medieval Literature
ENGL*2550 [0.50] North American Native Literatures
ENGL*2640 [0.50] Culture, Location, Identity: Minoritized Literatures in Canada and Beyond
ENGL*2740 [0.50] Children's Literature
ENGL*2880 [0.50] Women in Literature
ENGL*3080 [0.50] History and Linguistics of the English Language
ENGL*3240 [0.50] Studies in Early Modern Literature and Culture
ENGL*3380 [0.50] Studies in the History of Literary Production
ENGL*3420 [0.50] 20th- & 21st-Century Drama
ENGL*3460 [0.50] Literature in London
ENGL*3470 [0.50] Twentieth-Century British Literature I
ENGL*3480 [0.50] Twentieth-Century British Literature II
ENGL*3540 [0.50] Writing the United States
ENGL*3550 [0.50] Modern United States Literatures
ENGL*3680 [0.50] 20th- & 21st-Century Canadian Literature and Criticism
ENGL*3750 [0.50] Studies in Postcolonial Literatures
ENGL*3760 [0.50] The Atlantic World
ENGL*3870 [0.50] Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies
ENGL*3880 [0.50] Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies
FREN*2020 [0.50] France: Literature and Society
FREN*2060 [0.50] Quebec: Literature and Society
FREN*3030 [0.50] Good and Evil
FREN*3090 [0.50] Classics of French Literature
FREN*3110 [0.50] Storytelling in the Francophone World
FREN*3130 [0.50] Representing the Self
FREN*3140 [0.50] Women in Literature, Art and Film
FREN*3160 [0.50] Songs, Lyrics and Poetry in French
FREN*3170 [0.50] Fictions of Childhood
GERM*3020 [0.50] Myth and Fairy Tales in Germany
GERM*3470 [0.50] Holocaust & WWII in German Lit. & Film
HUMN*1030 [0.50] What Makes a Literary Classic?
HUMN*3000 [0.50] Narratives of Migration
HUMN*3020 [0.50] Myth and Fairy Tales in Germany
HUMN*3400 [0.50] Renaissance Lovers and Fools
ITAL*3400 [0.50] Renaissance Lovers and Fools
SPAN*2990 [0.50] Hispanic Literary Studies
SPAN*3220 [0.50] Literature and Arts I: Spain
SPAN*3230 [0.50] Literature and Arts II: Latin America

Students with a compelling reason to work in a genre other than prose or poetry at the 4000 level may substitute ENGL*4810 and ENGL*4910 for ENGL*4720 with the faculty advisor's permission.

Note: Substituted courses may have their own prerequisites; check the course descriptions in the academic calendar.

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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1