Writing Certificate: Courses

19 hours of coursework are required for the certificate:

You must maintain a 2.0 GPA in courses taken for the WCP credit in order to be awarded the Writing Certificate.

Writing Courses (*One course from this list is required)

ELAN: 4120: Language and Literacy, Grades P-5
ELAN 4150: Teaching Writing in the Secondary Schools

ENGL 3590W: Technical and Professional Communication
ENGL 3600W: Advanced Composition
ENGL 3800W: Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 3800H: Honors Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 4800W: Advanced Creative Writing Topics
ENGL 4830W: Advanced Studies in Writing
ENGL 4831W: Critical Essay
ENGL 4832W: Writing for the World Wide Web
ENGL 4833W: Composition Theory and Pedagogy

JOUR 3410: News Writing and Reporting
JOUR 3410H: News Writing and Reporting
JOUR 5580: Magazine Article Writing
JOUR 5590: Critical Writing and Reviewing
JOUR 5700/7700: Advanced Magazine Article Writing
JOUR 5720: Advanced Reporting and Writing

UNIV 1106: Basic Report Writing for College and Beyond
UNIV 1117: Basic Composition for Multilingual Writers
UNIV 2201: Introduction to the Research Paper
UNIV: 2203: Improving Academic Writing
 

Writing Intensive Courses

Any course with a W suffix or that is offered through the Franklin College Writing Intensive Program counts as a writing intensive course, as do the following:

HONS 3010H: Honors Research Methods (Arts and Humanities)
HONS 3040H: Honors Research Methods (Social and Behavioral Sciences)
HONS 3070H: Honors Research Methods (Natural Sciences)
PBIO 4930: Science Writing for General Audiences


Other courses may be approved for writing intensive credit if they meet certain criteria. The Coordinator of the WCP can review and approve such courses on a case-by-case basis. If you have questions about whether a course is writing intensive, please get in touch with Dr. Davis.

Independent Writing Project: Directed Study/CURO Courses (*Optional)

Courses taken as directed readings or capstone courses that lead to a significant writing project can also be counted for credit toward the Writing Certificate.

The following Honors courses also count for directed study certificate credit:

HONS 3010H: Honors Research Methods (Arts and Humanities)
HONS 3040H: Honors Research Methods (Social and Behavioral Sciences)
HONS 3070H: Honors Research Methods (Natural Sciences)
HONS 4960H: Honors Undergraduate Research
HONS 4970H: Honors Undergraduate Research
HONS 4980H: Honors Undergraduate Research
HONS 4990H: Honors Undergraduate Thesis

Note: HONS 3010-3070H cannot count both for the Writing Intensive Course requirement and the Independent Writing Project. 

E-Portfolio Workshop: ENGL 4834 (*Required course)

The E-Portfolio Workshop is the 1-hour capstone course for the Writing Certificate and can be taken up to three times for credit. In this course, you will prepare your capstone portfolio in which you select pieces from each course taken for certificate credit to showcase in the portfolio and compose a reflective analysis of your work over the course of the program. You must successfully complete this course and your completed final portfolio must be approved by the Coordinator of the WCP in order to receive the Writing Certificate.

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