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OLRN1261 Censorship, The Media and You

Description: Censorship, or the act of restricting material deemed unsuitable for public consumption, has existed throughout history. This subject will examine the concept of censorship, its history and application in current issues. Students will be exposed to controversial materials and immersed in the discourse of censorship in order to gain an understanding of who controls knowledge, why and to what affect.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1090 Essentials of Writing Fiction

Description: This course enables students to build confidence in their writing abilities by advocation in a project-management based approach to writing. Students will learn practical techniques for generating and organizing ideas as well as sound planning procedures that will define the project as a series of realizable steps.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
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OLRN1400 Grammar For Writing Professionals

Description: Grammar for Writing Professionals aims to provide students with a thorough knowledge of the editing and proofreading process. Potential editors, writers and proofreaders will find this course particularly helpful. They will gain experience recognizing and correcting errors in accordance with accepted Canadian standards. The course also emphasizes the importance of working as part of an editing team to help produce acceptable full-length manuscripts.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1295 Introduction To Children's Literature

Description: Recommended: College-level English or equivalent.

If something is important for children, it is important for adults. This subject introduces students to children's literature, its history and development, and its rich variety of forms and techniques. It focuses on major authors in children's literature and on the important issues presented in those works that have captivated children and adult readers over time. (This subject may contain material that is explicit and/or offensive.)
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1040 Poetry Writing

Description: Poetry writing provides skills necessary for the creation, development, and marketing of publishable poems.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1003 Romance Writing

Description: Romance Writing explores the art and craft of writing for the growing romance fiction market. Through lectures, examples, and lots of research, students will develop their skills in the creating engrossing plots and settings, and engaging characters, as well as researching the growing and changing market for romance oriented fiction.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1810 Technical Communications

Description: This course includes various technical writing problems that challenge the learner to generate practical solutions that are clear, focused and expressed in appropriate language and style. The course assists learners to develop the sound thinking and planning skills that are fundamental to communicating successfully in technical fields. In addition, the computer will be used for online research, collaboration with other learners and formatting technical information to industry standards using text and graphics.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
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OLRN1045 Understanding Literature

Description: Understanding Literature acquaints students with the tools necessary to appreciate literature critically by reviewing literary history and examining different genres. Students will explore themes and conventions associated with these genres and develop an understanding of literary analysis and various critical approaches. For creative writing students, this course will provide a framework in which to appreciate and evaluate their own writing.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
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OLRN1950 Writing For Publication I

Description: This course introduces students to creative writing and the publishing process. Students will follow the various steps of manuscript preparation, including conferencing, editing, and proofreading. Students will examine the writer's craft using a wide range of professional works as models.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1960 Writing For Publication II

Description: This course focuses on the publishing process with emphasis on the Canadian magazine trade. Students will be encouraged to develop their ideas into acceptable compositions and to approach suitable publishers with their work.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1042 Writing Grammatically

Description: Students learn the rules of English grammar in a comprehensive, easy-to-follow manner. Starting with a review of sentence parts, students move to an in-depth explanation of sentence structuring and culminate in a practical review of stylistic conventions in business writing.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
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OLRN1110 Writing Short Stories

Description: This is an introductory course for the aspiring story writer that focuses on the particularities of this literary genre. Character development, narrative unity, and plot construction are explored by analyzing selected short stories and participating in writing exercises. Students will follow a step-by-step approach to producing a story suitable for publication. The process of submission for publication, as well as the various opportunities for publication is examined.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
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