The Certificate in the Teaching and Practice of Writing, restricted to students enrolled at the Affiliate Colleges, is designed to support and complement King’s programs such as Social Work, Social Justice and Peace Studies, Thanatology, Catholic Studies for Teachers, Childhood and Social Institutions, and Disability Studies. It aims to provide students with theoretical frameworks and practical experiences related to rhetoric and composition, with a view to improving both their own communication skills and their ability to provide pedagogic, critical, and editorial feedback to others. The courses will include both lectures and practica. All degree courses may be credited toward other undergraduate programs. Undergraduate students from the Affiliate Colleges may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general admission requirements.
Completion of first year requirements, including Writing 1020F/G or Writing 1022F/G with a minimum grade of 65% or Writing 2101F/G with a minimum grade of 60%, or permission of the Department. This is a limited enrolment program and possession of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.
To qualify for the Certificate in the Teaching and Practice of Writing, students must achieve an overall average of 65% in the following 3.5 courses:
0.5 course from: Writing 1020F/G, Writing 1022F/G or Writing 2101F/G.
2.0 courses: Writing 2260F/G, Writing 2301F/G/Z, Writing 2208F/G, and 0.5 additional Writing at the 2000 level or higher.
1.0 course from: Any Writing at the 2000 level or higher, Speech 2001, English 3998E, English 3999F/G and any 0.5 English at the 2200 level or higher. Students may substitute a maximum of 1.0 approved non-Writing essay course toward this requirement, and should contact the Writing Program Coordinator (Department of English, French and Writing) for further information and specific course approvals.