English is a vibrant and warm home to undergraduate and graduate degree programs in literature, creative writing, and the English language.
Students can choose from nine undergraduate programs that offer foundation-building approaches to literary traditions in the English language – covering the Medieval and Renaissance, through the Enlightenment, Romantic, Victorian, to the Modern, Postmodern, and contemporary periods.
Two distinguished graduate programs—in literature and creative writing—present faculty expertise and the latest research in ways and areas of literary study. Browse current courses, and faculty interests and profiles.
Creative writing degree programs at the University of Windsor combine critical and literary coursework: students graduate with fully-functional BAs and MAs (not with BFAs and MFAs).
Our workshops in creative writing are intimate settings in informal seminar format. Students learn from and discover each other's writing, are encouraged to open their minds to ways of writing likely never encountered before, test their communicating skills at offering constructive critiques, and are mentored by creative writing faculty who are writers and actively engaged with the best in their fields.
The creative writing programs at the University of Windsor are among the oldest and most innovative in Canada.
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Along with our department’s complement of hands-on practicum courses in professional editing, publishing, web-based writing and editing, scholarship, and writing about the arts, our combined programs give students a range of career path options, including, although not limited to continued graduate studies to the PhD level.
Student literary life at the University is a rich curricular and extra-curricular mix that includes visiting speakers, writers, intellectuals and a growing number of publications.