Certificate in Writing Competency
This certificate of achievement requires the successful completion of thirteen - fourteen units of English composition course work and may be used as verification of writing competency for entry-level jobs in fields including:
- composition tutoring,
- editing and publishing,
- theater and entertainment,
- freelance writing,
- university or college teacher assisting.
Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Writing Competency Certificate of Achievement will:
- Employ a variety of rhetorical techniques in order to write multi-paragraph essays.
- Use correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and capitalization in order to demonstrate knowledge of the conventions of the English language.
- Use the Internet and word processing programs in order to compose and revise written work.
- Critically analyze and synthesize source material to demonstrate ability to write at the college level.
|Select one (1) of the following reading and composition courses:|
|Reading and Composition||4|
|Reading and Composition - Honors||4|
|Reading and Composition, Enhanced||5|
|Select one (1) of the following composition and critical thinking classes:|
|Composition and Critical Thinking||3|
|Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors||3|
|Select one (1) of the following courses:|
|Reporting and Writing News||3|
|Introduction to Literature||3|
|Film as Literature||3|
|Film as Literature - Honors||3|
|Required rhetoric course:|
|ENGL 104||Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking||3|
|or ENGL 104H||Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking - Honors|
1-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.
*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.
Note: Substitute ENGL 101E (5 units) may be needed based on placement.
|Fall Term 1||Units|
or ENGL 101H
|Reading and Composition
or Reading and Composition - Honors
|Winter Term 1|
or ENGL 103H
|Composition and Critical Thinking
or Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors
|Spring Term 1|
or ENGL 104H
|Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking
or Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking - Honors
||Reporting and Writing News
or Introduction to Literature
or Film as Literature
or Film as Literature - Honors
There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.
To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.