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English Certificate Programs

An excellent addition to any degree

The English department is proud to offer three certificates: English - creative writing; English - critical studies in literatures, cultures, and film; and English - rhetorics of science, technology, and culture. Any of these certificates would make a wonderful addition to your degree, providing skills in writing and textual interpretation that are extremely valuable and useful in a variety of careers.

English - Creative Writing Certificate

This certificate offers you the chance to hone your writing skills as well as your understanding of storytelling and literature. It pairs well with a variety of degrees, including communication, marketing and journalism.

Note: There must be at least 48 unique credits between a student's major and this certificate if course work overlaps for purposes of meeting graduation requirements for first and second degree programs.

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English - Critical Studies in Literatures, Cultures, and Film Certificate

This certificate allows you to gain insight into the tools of interpretation — including narrative, figurative language, language and rhetoric in cultural context and intertextuality — as applied to a variety of both literary and social texts.

Note: Students will need to earn at least 48 unique credits between any approved English program combinations and for other program combinations where course work overlaps for purposes of meeting graduation requirements for first and second degree programs.

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English - Rhetorics of Science, Technology, and Culture Certificate

This certificate offers a focused study in the kinds of choices we make when we analyze and communicate scientific, technical and diverse cultural phenomena, whether through traditional written text, visuals, video, internet venues or some multimodal combination of those.

Note: Students will need to earn at least 48 unique credits between any approved English program combinations and for other program combinations where course work overlaps for purposes of meeting graduation requirements for first and second degree programs.

Learn more about the English - rhetorics of science, technology, and culture certificate