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The Certificate in Creative Writing is available for people interested in completing a brief, cohesive program designed to introduce, develop, and/or expand their ability to write creatively in a variety of genres. Only five courses are required:
  1. Engl 255 The Power of Language
  2. Engl 304 Introduction to Creative Writing
  3. Engl 429 Writing for Publication
and any two of these:
  • Engl 430 Poetry Writing Workshop
  • Engl 431 Fiction Writing Workshop
  • Engl 432 Creative Nonfiction

The Certificate in Technical Writing is for those interested in completing a brief, cohesive program designed to introduce, develop, and/or expand writing and editing competencies as preparation for work in the technical writing field.  These people might range from those interested in working full-time as technical writers to those who may devote only a portion of their professional or community activities to producing documents reflecting technical writing styles and standards.  Six courses are required:
  1. Engl 112 Technical Writing
  2. Engl 160 Practical English Grammar and Usage
  3. Engl 204 Writing for Business and Other Professions
  4. Engl 310 Technical and Report Writing
  5. Engl 311 Editing for Technical Writers
and either of these:
  • Engl 410 Digital Literacies
  • Engl 412 Information Design

The Certificate in Literary Studies is available for those interested in completing a brief, cohesive program designed to introduce, develop, and/or expand their knowledge in a variety of genres, periods, or national origins of literary works. It also requires five courses:
  1. Engl 250 Introduction to English Literature
  2. Engl 334 Principles of Literary Criticism
and any three 300- or 400-level literature classes in the department

The Certificate in Diversity Literature is available for any interested in completing a brief, cohesive program designed to introduce, develop, and/or expand their knowledge and exposure to literature focused on subjects (such as Appalachian or Holocaust literature) not routinely discussed in traditional literature courses. This requires six courses:
  1. Engl 250 Introduction to English Literature
  2. Engl 342 Women Writers
  3. Engl 343 Appalachian Literature and Culture
  4. Engl 347 The Immigrant Experience in America
  5. Engl 440 Interpreting the Holocaust
and any one of these:
  • Engl 337 The Black Writer in America
  • Engl 338 Black Novelists in America
  • Engl 339 Black Poets in America
 
The Certificate in World Literature is available for people interested in completing a brief, cohesive program designed to introduce, develop, and/or expand their knowledge in a sampling of global literatures. It requires six courses:
  1. Engl 154 Mythology and Folklore
  2. Engl 250 Introduction to English Literature
  3. Engl 320 Literature of the Western World, Part 1
  4. Engl 321 Literature of the Western World, Part 2
  5. Engl 350 World Literature: Classical Era
  6. Engl 351 World Literature: Modern Era
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