Bachelor of Arts - Creative Writing Major

Sheridan's Creative Writing major may be taken on either a full-time or part-time basis and is open to both domestic and international students.

Indicative Course Plan (Full-time student)

Year 1 Semester 1
CW101 Introduction to Creative Writing
HU140 Creative Thinking
RS191 Academic and Professional Communication
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective

Year 1 Semester 2
CW104 The Writing Life
CS100 Introduction to Christianity
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective

Year 2 Semester 1
CS200 Survey of the Bible
+1 Creative Writing Elective
+1 Creative Writing Elective
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective

Year 2 Semester 2
HU250 Critical Thinking and Ethics
RS292 Introduction to Research Methods
+1 Creative Writing Elective
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective

Year 3 Semester 1
CS300 Christianity as a Worldview
RS394 Research Project
+1 Creative Writing Elective
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective

Year 3 Semester 2
+1 Creative Writing Elective
+1 Creative Writing Elective
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective

 

List of available units in the Creative Writing major

Creative Writing Core units

  • CW101 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • CW104 The Writing Life

Creative Writing electives

  • CW221 Elements of Fiction 1: Character, Story World, and Point of View
  • CW222 Elements of Fiction 2: Plot and Theme
  • CW310 Poetry
  • CW330 Life Writing
  • CW340 Digital Profiles
  • CW350 Christian Writing
  • CW390 Creative Writing Project

Common Arts Core units

  • HU140 Creative Thinking
  • BU250 Critical Thinking and Ethics

Common Christian Studies Core units

  • CS100 Introduction to Christianity
  • CS200 Survey of the Bible
  • CS300 Christianity as a Worldview

Common Research Core units

  • RS191 Academic and Professional Communication
  • RS292 Research Methods
  • RS394 Research Project

General electives

  • 8 units chosen from any academic discipline

 

Sheridan offers students publication opportunities through ventures such as Seagift. Students undertaking the Creative Writing major are strongly encouraged to submit their work for publication.