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 301 Writing for the Professions, L (3)

OR ENG 302 Business Writing, L (3)

ENG 372 Document Production, L (3)

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 3 hours (choose one)

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

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

Writing/Design 3 hours

ART 457 Fine Printing and Bookmaking II (3) (Prerequisites: You must be an ART student AND have a C or greater in ART253 AND ART456)

ART 458 Papermaking (3)* (Prerequisites: Must have 56 or more earned hours)

GIT 135 Graphic Communications (3)

GIT 352 Technical Presentations (3)

COM 263 Elements of Intercultural Communication, SB & C & G (3) (Prerequisites: Must have GPA of greater than or equal to 2.25)

COM 316 Gender and Communication, SB & C (3)*

COM 319 Persuasion and Social Influence, SB (3) * (Prerequisites: COM 207 with C or better; Students who have credit for CMN 329, may not enroll in COM 319)

COM 320 Communication and Consumerism, SB (3) *

COM 321 Rhetorical Theory and Research, (L or HU) & H (3) *

COM 371 Language, Culture, and Communication, SB & C & G (3) * (Prerequisites: COM 263 with C or better)

COM 421 Rhetoric of Social Issues, HU (3) * (Prerequisites: COM 308 or COM 309 with C or better; COM 321 or 323 with C or better)

COM 422 Advanced Argumentation, L (3) (Prerequisites: min Junior standing; min 2.00 GPA)

EDT 405 Presentation Technology for Multimedia (3)

EDT 406 Computer Graphics and Animation (3)

ENG 212 English Prose Style, L (3)

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 370 Science, Values, and the Public (3) (Prerequisite: 35 or more earned hours. Credit allowed for only BIO 315 or ENG 370)

OR ENG 394 Special Topics: [*SCIENCE*ETHICS*] Science, Ethics, and the Public

ENG 372 Document Production, L (3)

OR ENG 345 Selected Authors or Issues: [*RHETORIC*ENV*] Rhetoric of the Environmental Movement

ENG 374 Technical Editing (3)

ENG 385 Career Development for English Majors, L (3)

ENG 394 Special Topics: [*WRIT*CYBER*]

ENG 394 Special Topics: [*WORK*WRIT*]

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)

OR ENG 494 Special Topics [*REVIEW*WRIT*] Review Writing

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

OR ENG 494 Special Topics: [*POPULAR JOURNAL WRIT*]

ENG 494 Special Topics: [*WRIT*BEING*] Writing and Being

ENG 494 Special Topics: [*WRIT*WEB*] Writing for the Web

GRA 345 Design Rhetoric, L (3)

JMC 414 Graphic Design for Print and Web (3) (Prerequisites: JMC 305 with C or better)

JMC 415 Writing for Public Relations (3) * (Prerequisites: Journalism & Mass Comm student; JMC 301; JMC 270 or JMC 310 with C or better)

JMC 440 Magazine Writing (3) * (Prerequisites: Journalism & Mass Comm student; JMC 301 with a C or better)

JUS 404

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

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

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

2014-15

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

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