Academic Catalog

Composition Certificate

Requirements

To be eligible for the certificate in composition, a person must be admitted to the University as a graduate student (with either full or provisional status). An eligible person interested in the program should contact Dr. Lance Svehla, program director. Five courses in composition are required.

Required Courses - 6 credits

  • 3300:673 Theories of Composition (3 credits)
  • 3300:674 Research Methodologies in Composition (3 credits)
    or
  • 3300:676 Theory & Teaching of Basic Composition (3 credits)

Electives - 9 credits (from the following list chosen with certificate director)

  • 3300:574 African American English (3 credits)
  • 3300:577 Sociolinguistics (3 credits)
  • 3300:578 Grammatical Structures of Modern English (3 credits)
  • 3300:589 Seminar in English (3 credits)
  • 3300:600 Teaching College Composition Practicum (3 credits)
  • 3300:625 Autobiographical Writing (3 credits)
  • 3300:650 The New Rhetorics (3 credits)
  • 3300:651 The Pragmatists (3 credits)
  • 3300:660 Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice (3 credits)
  • 3300:670 Modern Linguistics (3 credits)
  • 3300:679 Scholarly Writing (3 credits)
  • 3300:689 Seminar in English (2-3 credits)