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English and Comparative Literature

Certificate Program in Professional and Technical Writing

The English Department offers a 16-unit program consisting of a twelve-unit core (ENGL 106, 107 ENGL 129) and four units of an advisor approved elective. This program is designed for those seeking greater specialization, including postbaccalaureate students who hold or seek employment in technical or professional writing. Prerequisite: Passage of WST or graduate standing.


Course Requirements

Requirements of the Certificate16
Core12
ENGL 106. Editing for Writers4
ENGL 107. Professional Technical Writing4
ENGL 129. Introduction to Career Writing4
Electives4
Complete One course from:
ENGL 105. Seminar in Advanced Composition4
ENGL 110. Visual Rhetoric and Digital Document Design for Writers4
ENGL 129. Introduction to Career Writing4

Total Units:16