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  • English
  • English & Creative Writing
  • English (BA)/Concurrent Education (BEd)
  • Interdisciplinary Arts and Science

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Never be at a loss for words as you immerse yourself in studying English – from early oral traditions to contemporary writing from around the world. You’ll be in classes with only other English majors, and we bring in lots of visiting writers to expand your experience here. The world needs good writers. Become one of them.


Sample Courses: Writing about Literature, Early British Literature, Children’s Literature, Indigenous Women Writers, Introduction to Rhetoric


Career Tracks: Journalist, editor/publisher, teacher, communications director, copywriter

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Learn the ins and outs of writing, editing and publishing in this unique program that fuses rigorous academics with practical experience. The creative writing component begins in second year and we cap enrolment in our writing courses at 25, guaranteeing you lots of attention and feedback on your work. We also offer a publishing practicum to give you a handson learning experience.


Sample Courses: Writing about Literature, Early British Literature, Writing Creatively, Creative Writing, Children’s Literature, Creative Writing Seminar


Career Tracks: Writer, publisher/editor, screen writer, communications director, journalist

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements:ENG4U required. EWC4U recommended for Creative Writing majors. Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Spread the love of the English language with this program that gives you two degrees at once. You’ll be exposed to visiting writers and develop both in-depth academic and real-world skills. You will be eligible to teach at the intermediate/senior level (grades 7-12).


Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Writing about Literature, Early British Literature, Children’s Literature


Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, department head, educational specialist, publisher/editor, communications director


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required. Admission to first year only
Minimum Average: 75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

If high achievement is in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy.


Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science).


Available majors and minors: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies


Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended.
Minimum Average: 80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available
Jasmine Bell

"Exploring diverse topics and perspectives through the study of literature and critical theory equipped me with a number of professional competencies that are highly sought-after in many fi elds. The practice of synthesizing ideas and formulating convincing arguments has served me well in non-profi t communications, ghostwriting, and now student affairs.”

Jasmine Bell
BA (Honours) in English Language
& Literature with Minor in Philosophy

Functional Knowledge

  • Reading intelligently and perceiving ambiguity and complexity in texts
  • Appreciating the collective human condition and major themes of human experience
  • Understanding the ways in which language and literature inform and reflect various cultures, social bodies, and historical periods
  • Exploring the diversity of literary and social voices within traditions of literature
  • Asserting knowledge, ideas, and opinions in persuasive writing with correct grammar and vocabulary
  • Interpreting, reorganizing, and rephrasing written materials to improve or modify effectiveness

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Number of Graduates (2018)

96.6%


Employment Rate of Graduates

2 years following degree completion (OUGS Humanities, 2017)

Career Tracks*


  • Administrative assistant
  • Archivist
  • Business advisor
  • Communications director
  • Consultant
  • Editor
  • Human resources manager
  • Immigration officer
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal consultant
  • Librarian
  • Marketing manager
  • Museum director
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Public official
  • Public policy analyst
  • Public relations officer
  • Publisher
  • Reporter
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Sales manager
  • Screen writer
  • Social media co-ordinator
  • Teacher
  • Technical writer
  • Television/Radio analyst

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia and research
  • Advertising/marketing
  • The arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Law, government, and community services
  • Journalism, media, and communications
  • Library science
  • Public relations
  • Publishing

Apply to UWindsor


With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.


How to Apply

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Explore a selection of opportunities recommended for students in your program. This chart shows some of your many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.


HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curricular

Co-Curricular

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)

Visit UWindsor


Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won’t want to leave.

you & your
family are invited to

Fall
Open House

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019

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Why you should attend Open House

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  • Visit the Student Services Fair
  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

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you & your
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Spring
Open House

Saturday, March 7, 2020
10 am - 4 pm

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Why you should attend Open House

  • Attend program presentations
  • Visit the Student Services Fair
  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

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Why you should attend Open House

  • Attend program presentations
  • Visit the Student Services Fair
  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

you & your
family are invited to the

Ontario Universities Fair

September 27 - 29, 2019

If you’re thinking about applying to UWindsor, don’t miss OUF.

Why you should attend OUF

  • The OUF draws more than 130,000 students, parents and educators over the 3-day event. Don’t miss out on the largest educational fair in Canada!
  • You can talk to students, professors and university reps, get answers about programs, admission requirements, student life and much more.
  • UWindsor will offer multiple info session throughout the OUF weekend.

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