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English 120: Reading, Writing and Creating

Course Description

The focus of this course is on the relationship between written language and visual practices, with an emphasis on the development of analytical, critical and creative writing skills. Training will be provided in, research methods, note-taking, critical reading, building a logical argument, and writing an academic essay based in explorations of visual culture as well as, cross-cultural literary analysis. Through a diverse and intensive engagement with academic and creative writing, students are empowered with required critical literacy as well as, assigned writing processes that support both academic and creative practices.


Admission to Yukon School of Visual Arts Foundation Year Program or permission of the instructor.

Equivalency & Transferability

This course is accredited by Yukon College. Transfer agreements are in place with Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Alberta College of Art and Design , the Ontario College of Art and Design University, the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design University, Thompson Rivers University, and the University of the Fraser Valley.

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