This certificate program gives students the opportunity to develop a variety of writing skills and a credential testifying to their abilities in written communication. It serves students who are interested in exploring writing and developing their writing skills in a wide range of genres and for varied purposes and contexts—from creative writing, to writing for the professions, to writing in the disciplines.

Complete the following (12 credit hours)
Core Writing Course (Choose one 3 hour course): (3)3
Topics in Reading and Writing: _____
Freshman-Sophomore Honors Proseminar: _____
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Poetry
Introduction to the Drama
Introduction to Creative Writing
Topics in Writing: _____
Professional Writing: _____
Foundations of Technical Writing
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
Topics in Rhetoric and Composition: _____
Rhetoric, Language, and Writing (Choose one 3 hour course): (3)3
English Grammar
Topics in Writing: _____
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
Topics in Rhetoric and Composition: _____
The Development of Modern English
Introduction to the English Language
Topics in English Language Studies
Teaching and Tutoring Writing
Rhetoric and Writing: _____
American English
Choose two courses (a total of 6 hours) from at least two of the following areas: (6)6
Rhetoric, Language, and Writing
English Grammar
Topics in Writing: _____
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
Topics in Rhetoric and Composition: _____
The Development of Modern English
Introduction to the English Language
Topics in English Language Studies
Teaching and Tutoring Writing
Rhetoric and Writing: _____
American English
Creative Writing
Fiction Writing I
Poetry Writing I
Playwriting I
Nonfiction Writing I
Writing in the Professions
Topics in Reading and Writing: _____ (("Writing for Engineering"))
Professional Writing: _____
Foundations of Technical Writing
Advanced Technical Writing I
Advanced Technical Writing and Editing
Advanced Technical Editing I
Business Writing
Effective Business Communication
Digital and Multimedia Writing
Communication on the Internet
Rhetoric and Writing: _____ (("Digital Rhetoric" or "Multimedia Rhetoric"))

 ***NOTE*** Courses cannot be used to fulfill more than one category, unless special topic differs.  Only one course outside the College (BUS, JOUR) may be used to fulfill certificate requirements.