Writing Certificate

Description
The writing concentration is a declaration from ASU that a student has completed 19 credit hours of advanced writing instruction. It certifies that the student has had the training to be a successful writer in his or her chosen profession.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 19 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • A minimum 6 upper division hours must be taken in courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) in all Core Writing, Internship and Portfolio, and Writing Design courses required.
  • Pass/Fail courses cannot be used for credit towards the concentration.
  • * Prerequisites: Must have a Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or greater.
  • Student must apply for admission to program, please see an English advisor for details.
  • Application to the program requires a minimum GPA of 3.00 in ENG 101 and 102, 105, or 107 and 108. Students must also have completed at least 30 hours of course work and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00. Please contact the English department for more information.
  • ****Students are required to meet with an English advisor before this concentration is added to their academic plan and DARS. Take this check sheet to the office listed above and return a signed copy to your BIS advisor.****

Core 9 hours

ENG 216 OR ENG 301 Writing for the Professions, L (3)

ENG 372 Document Production, L (3)

ENG 412 Creative Nonfiction (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 310, 388 or 411 with C or better)

ENG 472 Rhetorical Studies, L (3) (Prerequisites: Must have 56 or more earned hours)

Internship/ Portfolio 4 hours (see an English advisor for details)

ENG 484 Internship: Writing Certificate

ENG 498 Pro-Seminar: Writing Certificate Portfolio

Writing/Design 3 hours

ENG 215 Strategies of Academic Writing, L (3)

ENG 216 Persuasive Writing on Public Issues, L (3)

ENG 217 Writing Reflective Essays, L (3)

ENG 218 Writing about Literature, L or HU (3)

ENG 310 Intermediate Creative Writing (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 210 with C or better)

OR ENG 387 Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop in Poetry (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 287 (210: Poetry) with C or better; Credit is allowed for only ENG 310 (Intermediate Poetry) or ENG 387)

OR ENG 388 Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop in Fiction (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 288 (210: Fiction) with C or better; Credit is allowed for only ENG 310 (Intermediate Fiction) or ENG 388)

ENG 311 Persuasive Writing, L (3) 

ENG 374 Technical Editing (3)

ENG 391 Writing in Context (3)

ENG 411 Advanced Creative Writing (3)

OR ENG 487 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop in Poetry (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 387 (310: Poetry) with C or better; Credit is allowed for only ENG 411 (Poetry) or 487)

OR ENG 488 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop in Fiction (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 388 (310: Fiction) with C or better; Credit is allowed for only ENG 411 (Fiction) or 488)

ENG 412 Creative Nonfiction (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 310, 388 or 411 with C or better)

ENG 474 Review Writing (3) (Prerequisites: Must have 56 or more earned hours)

ENG 475 Popular Periodical Writing (3) (Prerequisites: Must have 56 or more earned hours)

MCO 418 History of Mass Communication, SB & H (3)

MCO 430 International Mass Communication, G (3)

MCO 450 Visual Communication, HU (3)

MCO 456 Political Communication, SB (3)

TWC 301 General Principles of Multimedia Writing, L (3)

TWC 347 Written Communication for Managers, L (3)

TWC 403 Writing for Professional Publication (3)

TWC 421 Principles of Writing with Technology, L (3)

TWC 431 Principles of Technical Editing, L (3)

TWC 443 Proposal Writing (3)

TWC 444 Manual and Instructional Writing (3)

TWC 445 Computer Documentation (3)

TWC 446 Technical and Scientific Reports, L (3)

TWC 451 Copyright and Intellectual Property in the Electronic Age (3)

TWC 452 Information in the Digital Age (3)

TWC 453 Information and Communications Technology in American History (3)

Students are required to meet with an English advisor before this concentration is added to their academic plan and DARS. Take this check sheet to the office listed above and return a signed copy to your Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) advisor.

 

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Student Name (please print) / ASU ID#

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 Writing Certificate Advisor Signature / Date

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAENGEMPC

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact