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Block Transfer Agreement: College Diplomas

Students enrolling in Laurier’s English program on the Brantford campus after completing a two- or three-year diploma program may earn up to 6.0 or 7.5 transfer credits (respectively). The specific transfer credits granted will be determined based on your unique academic journey and will be outlined in a transfer credit assessment that you will receive along with your offer letter.

To graduate with your Bachelor of Arts in English, you will need to complete the following courses at Laurier:

Brantford Foundations

  • BF190: Modernity and the Contemporary World
  • BF199: Academic Literacy: Humanities
  • BF290: Modernity: Critique and Resistance
  • BF299: Academic Literacy: Social Sciences

English Required Courses*

  • EN272: Introduction to Creative Writing

Two of:

  • EN111: Literature and Crime
  • EN112: Literature and Love
  • EN119: Reading Fiction

One or both of:

  • EN245: British Literary Tradition I
  • EN246: British Literary Tradition II

One of:

  • EN201: Children's Literature
  • EN206: Writing for Business
  • EN237: The Fairy Tale
  • EN272: Introduction to Creative Writing

One or both of:

  • EN301: Literary Theory
  • EN364: Colonialism and Indigeneity

One of:

  • EN269: Creative Non-Fiction
  • EN370: Creative Writing: Poetry
  • EN371: Creative Writing: The Short Story

In addition to:

  • One course in Early British Literature (Old English, Middle English, Renaissance, Restoration)
  • One course in Recent British Literature (Romantics, Victorians, Modernists, Postmodernists)
  • One course in Indigenous or World Literature
  • One course in Canadian Literature
  • One course in American Literature
  • One course in Advanced Professional Writing
  • Two 400-level seminar courses

*Note: Of the 10.0 required English credits, a maximum of 1.0 credits may be at the 100-level.


  • 2.5 – 4.0 elective credits in any discipline at any level**

**Note: A maximum of 6.0 100-level courses allowed in total, including required courses, electives and transfer credits.

Learn More About Transferring to Laurier

If you have additional questions about your transition to Laurier, financial aid for transfer students or transfer credit evaluation, visit our transfer students website. If you are interested in transferring into this program with an academic history different than what is outlined above, apply using the 105 application form and your transfer credits will be assessed on an individual basis and reported to you, along with your offer letter, upon admission to Laurier.

Note: Not all program requirements are reflected in these pathway descriptions. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all academic program and course requirements have been met. Refer to regulations in the academic calendar and connect with an academic advisor once you have accepted your offer.

Contact Us:

Ken Paradis, Coordinator, English


Faculty and Staff


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