Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Rhetoric, Writing and Digital Media Studies, Graduate Certificate


Academic Information

The 18-unit graduate certificate program in Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media Studies is designed to provide professional development for current and future teachers of academic writing.

Teachers who are grounded in rhetoric and composition theories, literacy theories, and media literacies are well equipped to implement effective teaching practices in their composition classrooms and to continue teacher research to improve teaching practices.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Rhetoric, Writing and Digital Media Studies, Graduate Certificate


Careers

What Can I Do with a Certificate in Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media Studies?

The certificate in Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media Studies is especially relevant for high school and college teachers who are looking for accreditation, advanced training, and promotion; for M.A. students in English programs who are preparing for a career in teaching composition at a community college or high school; and PhD candidates who would like to include a specialization in rhetoric, writing, and digital media studies.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Rhetoric, Writing and Digital Media Studies, Graduate Certificate


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Rhetoric, Writing and Digital Media Studies, Graduate Certificate


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Additional Admission Requirements Required

Purpose Statement

The Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media Studies (RWDMS) Program engages students with a curriculum that prepares them as writers and scholars. The program emphasizes the importance of critical reading, reflection, writing, digital media, and spoken language to educate knowledgeable citizens who understand and appreciate their civic, professional, and personal responsibilities in an increasingly global community. We specialize in preparing students for intercultural and interdisciplinary communication practices in digital and traditional work settings to further global engagement, diversity, and social participation. Students gain experience with rhetorical theory and persuasive argumentation, social media literacy and multimedia writing, professional and public discourse conventions through theory-based application projects. In addition, our courses provide a foundation for workplace writing and M.A. programs in rhetoric, writing, digital media, communication, and composition studies. 

Student Learning Outcomes
 
General Knowledge of English

ProficienciesApplications and Attitudes

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Rhetoric, Writing and Digital Media Studies, Graduate Certificate


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Additional Admission Requirements
Certificate Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Rhetoric, Writing and Digital Media Studies, Graduate Certificate


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