Innis One: The Creative City
Innis One: The Creative City is a first-year foundations program for students who wish to develop their creative and critical capacities by exploring the dynamism of our urban environment. Drawing from the College’s three academic programs — Cinema Studies, Urban Studies, and Writing and Rhetoric — Innis One coaxes students to venture beyond the academy walls and engage in an imaginative, inquiry-based, and civic-minded learning experience.
In a small-class setting, students will be encouraged to bring their own experience, passions, and history into relationship with the civic issues and landscapes of Toronto, thus gaining a greater appreciation of the interplay between personally driven writing, film, and urban life. Seminars featuring guest lecturers, films, and special field trips offer a unique experiential learning opportunity that will also help students to develop writing, research, and analytical skills.
Innis One Courses
|INI100H1 The City Where Movies Are Made||INI101H1 Blogging the Just City|
|INI102H1 Telling the Stories of the City: Writing Creative Non-Fiction||INI106H1 Writing Literary Journalism: Telling the Stories of the City|
How It Works
- Students will enroll in one or two of the four half-credit courses offered.
- Class enrolment is limited to 25 students.
- Innis One welcomes students from any college.
- Courses are enrolled on a first-come, first-serve basis during regular course registration.
Starting in 2019-20, all courses will run Thursdays, 3:00-6:00 pm.
Contact Innis One
Program Coordinator (Innis One, Urban Studies, Writing and Rhetoric)
Innis College, Room 323, East Wing, University of Toronto
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto ON M5S 1J5