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For students in English, this certificate allows them to be able to take professional writing course work and provides recognition of a specific acquired skill set for potential employers even while they complete an English degree with an emphasis in another area such as creative writing, literature, linguistics, or journalism and completing a minor in another field.
Prepares students to assess and write in a wide range of situations
Engages students with a variety of technology used for workplace communication
Utilized case- and client-based projects to provide real-world writing experiences
This course offers composition practice in critical contemporary digital environments. Readings and discussions will provide the history of and context for these digital spaces. Students should expect to participate in, develop, and engage in critical discussions about a range of digital spaces, including websites, wikis, blogs, and various interactive media. Prerequisites: ENGL 307T or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Explores the nature and function of rhetoric and its contribution to the knowledge-making enterprises of English studies and other disciplines. Students will use that
A structured work experience involving writing and/or editing. A paper, a portfolio of work done, and satisfactory evaluations by supervisor and cooperating faculty member are required. No more than two English internships (chosen among 368, 369, 468, or cooperative education courses of similar content) may be counted towards a degree. Prerequisites: 15 hours in English, with ENGL 327W or ENGL 334W recommended; permission of departmental internship coordinator.
Students entering the Undergraduate Certificate program in Professional Writing should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
This is not an independent certificate and must be pursued alongside a bachelor’s degree at ODU
To take courses for this certificate, you must have completed six hours of general education college composition
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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