Prospective Students

Canadian Writers web pages contain biographical information, essays, and links for literary discussions.


For Undergraduate Students

The Centre for Humanities offers a rich variety of Undergraduate English courses. Students can take individual courses, earn a minor or a Bachelor of Arts in English (three– and four–year degrees) or a minor in Canadian Studies.

Courses span a wide range of topics from remedial writing skills to creative writing, from children’s literature, to drama, to theory, to individualized reading and research. The undergraduate English program is particularly strong in Canadian literature.

For Graduate Students

In partnership with Master of Arts - Interdisciplinary Studies, we offer a growing number of graduate-level English courses and related interdisciplinary-study (MAIS) courses as well as individual courses. See Literary Studies.

News & Events

Revised course: An introduction to Canadian literature

Love reading and looking for a crash course in CanLit? Then the new version of English 302: An introduction to Canadian literature is the perfect course for you!

Celebration of Athabasca University's Writer in Residence Program

AU Press

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Open AU

Open AU online features stories about our students, faculty, research, awards and events.


Visit AU’s News and Events page to find out about the upcoming events.

Updated April 25 2019 by Student & Academic Services