English courses at Grand River Collegiate promote self-exploration through writing and discussion, and an increased understanding of the world by reading broadly from a variety of texts.
We recognize the importance of hearing from diverse perspectives and voices, and in our courses you will study texts from a range of cultures and backgrounds. You will wrestle with important ideas, both historic and contemporary, and you will learn to synthesize arguments and to express and sequence your ideas efficiently and with syntactical precision. With a strong interest in social justice, our courses examine traditional sources of power and privilege, and encourage a thorough consideration of the problematic elements of the power structures on which our society is constructed.
Whether you are heading directly to the workplace, or to college or university, the English program at GRCI will equip you with the necessary literacy and critical thinking skills you will need to operate in 21st century society.