Message To Our Students Regarding Online Courses

Dear English and Creative Writing students,

As you've heard by now, most Dalhousie classes in the fall will be taught online rather than face-to-face in classrooms. Your English and Creative Writing instructors have taken up the challenge and are working hard to ensure our classes will meet the same high expectations for quality education as our face-to-face courses.

For the Fall term we've reduced the caps on our largest courses, those at the 1000-level, from 120 to 60 so you'll have more opportunity to interact with your instructors and classmates in the online environment. Our upper-level class sizes are generally even smaller, and we're adapting and developing courses using best practices for online teaching and learning. All of our 1000, 2000, and 3000 level courses will be offered asynchronously so you can engage with the classes at the times that work best for you while completing the term on the usual schedule. Most of our 4000-level and graduate seminars will be held synchronously so students will be involved in discussions and presentations with their classmates.

This is a new world for all of us, but one constant is our belief in the importance of literature, writing, and creativity, and our commitment to exploring those fields with you. We're looking forward to learning with you.