2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 04, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of English: Literature, Teaching, Pre-Law, and Creative & Professional Writing


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Programs in the department prepare students to succeed in an increasingly information-based economy. The education provided by the department prepares students for a variety of career options in fields such as education, publishing, finance, politics, law, and the performing arts. Students in the department are prepared for any career which requires effective communication skills.

The department offers graduate certificates in Professional and Creative Writing, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), and Teaching of Writing. 

Learning Outcomes for Teaching of Writing

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Apply various methodologies for teacher research on writing and writing processes.
  • Develop research-based pedagogy that accounts for individual/collective difference.
  • Apply methods of evaluation and assessment of writing.
  • Create effective writing activities and lessons in an array of curricula formation.
  • Formulate effective application of technology in the classroom.
  • Explore the challenges of marginalized writers and learn how to facilitate their writing development.

Learning Outcomes for Professional Writing

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Use professional writing skills and appropriate technology to produce documents and multimedia;
  • Communicate clearly through new and traditional media for informative, persuasive, and promotional purposes; and
  • Locate, utilize, and synthesize sources to support communication objectives.

Programs

    Certificate

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