• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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The English - Literature and Rhetoric programme offered by the Laurentian University grounded in literary criticism and theory, develops students’ interpretive and communicative skills.

About

The English - Literature and Rhetoric programme offered by the Laurentian University organizes various extracurricular events including the Dbaajmawak Indigenous Writers Series featuring renowned authors such as Maria Campbell and Richard Van Camp. 

Students pursuing a BA degree can choose from two options: English Literature (ELIT) and English Rhetoric and Media Studies (ERMS). Our program integrates these two options through a number of shared courses.

The ELIT option, grounded in literary criticism and theory, develops students’ interpretive and communicative skills. Students acquire a range of critical reading practices, sharpening their ability to respond to a historically and geographically wide range of literary texts and genres.

The ERMS option is based on rhetorical theory, which is the study of how people use language to influence other people. The program develops students’ abilities to critique and to craft written, oral, and visual texts in various genres of filmmaking, public discourse, professional communication, and literary composition.

Careers

Professional writing and communication, information management, filmmaking and video production, print and television journalism, creative writing, public relations and media design, non-profit administration and development, education, law and civil service, graduate studies, cultural events programming, management and administration, professional programs, independent business ownership.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Academic Reading and Writing for Aboriginal Students 
  • Academic Reading and Writing
  • Introduction to Writing and English Studies
  • Literatures in English
  • Science Writing in the Public Sphere
  • Composition and Rhetorical Theory
  • Rhetorical Principles
  • Critical Approaches
  • Detective Fiction

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Ontario High School Applicants

  • 1 grade 12 English U/M course
  • 5 other grade 12 U/M courses 
  • A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses

Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate are eligible for admission provided they have achieved a minimum score of 28 and have fulfilled the diploma requirements (six subjects, minimum three at the higher level). Applicants may receive transfer credits for higher level courses with grades of 5 or higher.

Applicants must submit the International Baccalaureate transcript to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25960 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25960 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

*tuition fees for 30 credits.

Living costs for Greater Sudbury

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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