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THE IMPORTANCE OF ENGLISH

Why English?  A Message from the Associate Dean

English writing courses are a part of every certificate and diploma program at Humber because college graduates need to communicate effectively.  According to the Conference Board of Canada, the ability to communicate tops the list of essential employability skills that employers require. The ability to read carefully, write effectively, and think critically provides the foundation to get, keep, and progress on a job.

To meet the varying academic needs of Humber students, the  Department of English offers a range of courses.  These courses are designed to help students perform the communication tasks that will be expected of them in their program courses and later on in their careers.

I know you will find your English courses both useful and enjoyable.

Vera Beletzan, Associate Dean
Department of English

Department of English Areas

English Placement Test

Find out more information about the English Placement Test (EPT) process and study guide.

English Courses & Requirements

Find out what courses our department offers, as well as program-specific requirements.

Professional Writing & Communication

This program provides skills needed for professional communications.

Can students who have completed an ESOL course transfer their credits to WRIT stream and vice versa?

Yes. Most WRIT and ESOL courses are equivalent. However, some programs (e.g. Paralegal) require all students to take the WRIT stream. Students may transfer their credits for WRIT to ESOL and vice versa. If transferred, students will continue in their new stream: e.g. students transferring WRIT 100 to ESOL 100 will continue by taking ESOL 200.

Can students transfer credits if they have completed WRIT 100?

Yes to ESOL 100, ESOL 120, GCOM 100 and all WRIT 100-level courses. Please complete a Program Course Equivalency Application to make this transfer.

Can students take WRIT 100 as a substitute for their program’s required English course?

No.

If students fail a program-specific WRIT 100-level course (e.g. WRIT 101), do they have to repeat the course?

Yes. However, if the program-specific WRIT course is not available, they may take WRIT 100 to meet their first-semester English requirement.

Can students transfer credits if they have completed WRIT 123?

Yes to WRIT 102 and NOT to any other WRIT 100-level course at Humber.

Can students transfer credits if they have completed WRIT 200?

WRIT 200 may be transferred to most other WRIT 200-level courses. However, some programs (e.g. Paralegal) require all students to take the WRIT course for their curriculum.

Can students take WRIT 200 as a substitute for their program’s required English course?

No.