Certificate in Professional Writing

The Professional Writing Certificate prepares students to communicate as rhetorically effective and ethical writers in diverse workplace contexts. Students learn the theories that inform professional writing and gain hands-on experience by producing a variety of professional documents and completing an internship. Professional writing takes place within organizational and/or institutional contexts and includes workplace genres such as reports, correspondence, manuals, employment documents, grants, etc. Given the contexts in which professional writing takes place, there is a strong emphasis on writing in digital environments and using data effectively.

Program Requirements

ENGL 120PProfessional Writing 4
ENGL 120TTechnical Writing 4
ENGL 195WWriting Programs Internship4
Select one of the following courses:3 - 4
Traditional Grammar and Standard Usage
Topics in Composition
Topics in Rhetoric
Writing in the Social Sciences
Digital Writing and Rhetoric
Writing For Television
Writing Feature Film Scripts
Art of Autobiography
Creative Non-Fiction
Writing Center Theory and Practice: Internships
Internship In Field Work
Total Units15-16