Courses
Explore the exciting array of courses offered as part of your degree at Redeemer.
An intermediate course in the writing of creative nonfiction, using a workshop format. Students will gain experience in crafting creative nonfiction through attention to a full range of formal elements and to different genres (e.g. memoir, personal essay, segmented writing, portraits, place essays, and narrative journalism). Works by other writers will be studied in the light of basic principles of form and genre. Through such writing and study, students will cultivate a Christian aesthetic of creative nonfiction.
Prerequisites:
Creative Writing I: Essential Tools and Strategies
ENG‑203
Energy, imagery, tension, patterns, insight, and revision: this course focuses on tools and strategies such as these, common to all forms of creative writing. Using a workshop format, this course develops students’ imaginative writing skills and cultivates productive writing habits. Students also explore a Christian understanding of the gift and practice of imagination as they experiment in different genres and modes–from fiction and poetry to creative nonfiction, drama, and graphic narratives.
Creative Writing I: Essential Tools and Strategies (ENG‑203);
Playwriting
ENG‑213
This course focuses on the student’s unique voice and vision primarily expressed through the written word. Providing a forum for presenting works in progress, the course enables students to hear their words read, with feedback and discussion by the instructor and fellow playwrights. Students create scenes emphasizing dialogue and character, and participate in exercises related to narrative and the formation of dialogue.
Playwriting (ENG‑213); ENG 203 or 213
Related programs: English Writing
Writing Fiction ENG‑303
An intermediate course in the writing of fiction, using a workshop format. Students will gain experience in crafting fiction through attention to the full range of story elements and to different narrative genres. Works by other writers are studied in the light of basic principles of form.
Prerequisites:
Expository Writing I
ENG‑201
A course on the art and craft of expository writing–writing that seeks to explore, explain, or argue a topic for a given audience. Students will practice various modes of nonfiction writing, from personal to persuasive essays, so as to learn the knowledge and skills needed to express themselves fluently and literately in written English, whether in print or digitally. Through a workshop format, students will learn seven traits of effective writing, study well-crafted essays on a range of intriguing topics, improve grammatical correctness in their own writing, gain twenty-first century research skills, and become rhetorically savvy writers. This course is strongly recommended for students considering a career in teaching.
Expository Writing I (ENG‑201); B average in Eng-201 and Eng-203 or 213
Related programs: English Writing; English Literature
This internship will consist of 120 hours of on-site work in professional writing or publishing. Such work can include, but is not limited to, journalism, blogs, social media, web content, magazine and news publishing, book publishing, and business communications. See page 61 of the Academic Calendar for information on internship
Prerequisites: Year 3 Standing
Related programs: English Writing
Writing Poetry ENG‑306
An intermediate course in the writing of poetry, using a workshop format. Students will gain experience in crafting poems through attention to a full range of poetic elements and to different genres. Poems by other writers will be studied in the light of basic principles of form. Through such writing and study, students will cultivate a Christian aesthetic of poetry.
Prerequisites:
Creative Writing I: Essential Tools and Strategies
ENG‑203
Energy, imagery, tension, patterns, insight, and revision: this course focuses on tools and strategies such as these, common to all forms of creative writing. Using a workshop format, this course develops students’ imaginative writing skills and cultivates productive writing habits. Students also explore a Christian understanding of the gift and practice of imagination as they experiment in different genres and modes–from fiction and poetry to creative nonfiction, drama, and graphic narratives.
Creative Writing I: Essential Tools and Strategies (ENG‑203);
Playwriting
ENG‑213
This course focuses on the student’s unique voice and vision primarily expressed through the written word. Providing a forum for presenting works in progress, the course enables students to hear their words read, with feedback and discussion by the instructor and fellow playwrights. Students create scenes emphasizing dialogue and character, and participate in exercises related to narrative and the formation of dialogue.
Playwriting (ENG‑213); ENG-203 or 213
Related programs: English Writing; English Literature
This course seeks to describe and analyze frameworks for understanding young adult spiritual formation in the light of North American social and cultural context. The objective is to equip youth workers for a deeper understanding of the developmental needs of their students and the cultural influences that may be forming, de-forming, and re-forming them.
Prerequisites:
Foundations of Mission and Ministry I
REL‑253
An introductory study of the biblical and theological foundations and the historical development of mission. Selected current issues and problems will be examined.
Foundations of Mission and Ministry I (REL‑253)
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