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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
English

Admission and Academic Requirements

Program Description

The Department of English and Journalism offers graduate certificates in several academic areas. All combine current theoretical perspectives and up-to-date knowledge with practical applications, innovative pedagogical formats, and individualized experiences. The emphasis areas facilitate both professional and personal growth in particular specializations of English studies.

Courses may be counted towards certificates and a Master of Arts in English. Students who wish to earn a certificate and MA simultaneously must notify their faculty mentor or the Director of Graduate Studies in English so they can receive proper advising.

Students will work with a faculty supervisor to complete a 3 s.h. internship in the student’s field of choice, or a 3 s.h. capstone project (a 25-page paper or equivalent) integrating coursework and additional research. The internship or capstone project must engage material relevant to the certificate.

Certificate Requirements

English: Emphasis in Professional Writing
  1. Core Courses (3 s.h.)
    • ENG 622 Internship (3) -or-
    • ENG 657 Professional Writing (3)
  2. Electives (9 s.h.)
    • ENG 480G Computers and Writing (3)
    • ENG 481G Topics in Rhetoric and Composition (3)
    • ENG 483G Professional Editing (3)
    • ENG 570 History of Writing Studies (3)
    • ENG 574 New Media Studies (3)
    • ENG 582 Theories in Rhetoric and Composition (3)
    • ENG 589 Issues in Writing Studies (3)

TOTAL = 12 s.h.

English: Emphasis in Teaching Writing
  1. Core Courses (3 s.h.)
    • ENG 622 Internship (3) -or-
    • ENG 658 The Teaching of Writing (3)
  2. Electives (9 s.h.)
    • ENG 480G Computers and Writing (3)
    • ENG 481G Topics in Rhetoric and Composition (3)
    • ENG 484G Writing Center Tutoring (3)
    • ENG 552 Pedagogical Issues in English Studies (3)
    • ENG 570 History of Writing Studies (3)
    • ENG 574 New Media Studies (3)
    • ENG 580 Teaching Assistant Colloquium (3)
    • ENG 582 Theories in Rhetoric and Composition (3)
    • ENG 589 Issues in Writing Studies (3)

TOTAL = 12 s.h.

English: Emphasis in Literary Studies
  1. Core Courses (3 s.h.)
    • ENG 653 Literary Studies (3)
  2. Electives (9 s.h.)
    • ENG 400G Topic in Literature (1-3, repeatable for different topics)
    • ENG 401G Major Authors (1-3, repeatable for different topics)
    • ENG 494G Women and Film (3)
    • ENG 530 Forms (3)
    • ENG 532 Literature and Place (3)
    • ENG 536 Critical and Theoretical Movements in Literary Studies (3)
    • ENG 540 Literary Traditions and Influences (3)
    • ENG 549 Issues in Literary Studies (3)
    • ENG 550 Film Theory (3)
    • ENG 559 Issues in Disciplinary Studies (3)

TOTAL = 12 s.h.

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