The Literary Writing Certificate is for anyone who wants to explore his or her potential as a writer in a practical, constructive, and goal-oriented academic environment. You will begin the course by reviewing the basics of writing: the structure of language, major concepts in aesthetic criticism, and managing the writing process itself. While reviewing the basics, you will have an opportunity to read examples of different genres and discuss these with classmates with a view to developing a well-rounded appreciation of quality in creative writing. In the second half of the certificate you will concentrate on developing your writing style by producing works suitable for publication in your choice of genre. Once you have completed the certificate, you should have confidence in the merits of your completed and critically appraised writing projects and possess the skills needed to continue producing your best writing.
To successfully complete this program, participants must complete three (3) compulsory courses and two (2) electives.
- For your convenience, some online courses can be started at different times throughout the semester, just choose the course date that fits your schedule.
- The demand for part-time courses has increased to the point that we recommend you register early to ensure your acceptance into the course.
- Online courses are easily identified by CS at the beginning of the course code (i.e. CSSE 65 Accounting Basics 1)
- Textbooks and additional materials may be required for these courses. YOU are responsible for purchasing your textbooks and any additional materials for all courses. Please make a note of your course code (CS##) and see the bottom of this page for book order procedure.
Visit the Lifelong Learning catalogue for course details and to register.
Applicants to the program must hold an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) or equivalent or must qualify for mature student status (19 years of age or older).
Graduates from the program may find employment opportunities in Short Story Writing; as an online contributor; and proofreading and editing.
SLC+ Continuing Education