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Certificate in Writing & Editing
What is a Certificate?
- It involves fewer credits than a major or minor
- It shows up on your official academic transcript
- Courses used towards a certificate typically do not double-count towards a major or minor
- It needs to be declared, just like a major or minor, by contacting the College of Arts & Sciences
Why should you pursue the Certificate in Writing and Editing?
The ability to present ideas and concepts articulately and in a professional style is highly valued by employers, no matter what the medium or context—print or digital; business or the academy. The certificate courses have these goals for student learning:
- to introduce the role of information processing in our culture, both in print and electronic media;
- to offer hands-on experience in the production of texts in academic and commercial contexts;
- to promote the clear and concise dissemination of ideas and information.
The certificate in writing and editing combines well with any major, as it prepares you to produce and edit documents for diverse purposes in a variety of media and contexts.
What are the requirements for the Certificate in Writing and Editing?
Three required courses:
- Engl 234: Introduction to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
- Engl 334: Practicum in Writing, Editing, and Publishing
- Engl 428: Digital Humanities
One writing course, from the following list (Please note, for those completing both an English major or minor, as well as the Certificate, only these courses may "double-count" and be used for both the Certificate, as well as the English major or minor):
- Engl 226: Introduction to Creative Writing
- Engl 308: Art of Writing Nonfiction
- Engl 408: Advanced Composition: Writing for Digital Environments
Two design courses, from the following list:
- Art 273: Graphic Design Foundations
- Comm 206: Digital Communication Fundamentals
- Comm 305: Web and Mobile Publishing
- Comm 319: Digital Communication Imaging
- Comm 345: Social Media Strategy
- Tech 102: Digital Design Software
- Tech 212: Visual Literacy
- Tech 232: Web Design
For more information on the Certificate in Writing and Editing at UND, contact Christopher Basgier (firstname.lastname@example.org).