The Writing courses at King’s help students from all disciplines develop academic literacies, critical thinking skills, and their own distinct voices. First-year Writing courses (Writing 1020F/G or 1002F/G and 1022F/G) are a great starting point, no matter where your academic journey takes you. They help you put your critical thinking skills to good use, and to understand how academic research and writing are done across the disciplines.
Writing across the curriculum (WAC) opens a window to disciplinary discourse communities. As part of WAC at King’s, we are developing courses that will support students entering specific disciplines. For instance, for students majoring in Childhood and Youth Studies, we have two new courses--Writing 1032F/G (Introduction to Writing for CYS) and Writing 2230F/G (Writing and Discourses of Childhood)--which discuss the kinds of writing required in this field.
If you want to dive deeper into Writing, King’s offers smaller Writing modules that will add significant value to your degree. You can take 3.0 senior Writing courses and complete a Certificate in the Teaching and Practice of Writing. King’s also offers a 4.0 credit Minor in Writing and Social Change. The Writing courses, which include exciting practical experiences, would make great choices as Category B electives that will build your practical skills, develop your professional capacities, and enhance your experience profile for programs like social work, law, teachers’ college, and journalism.
The Department of English, French, and Writing also runs The Write Place, where students from all disciplines can get feedback and advice from trained tutors and specialists on any aspect of writing. Both in the Writing courses and at The Write Place, we believe in being student-centred, equitable, accessible, creative and adventurous.