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Certificate in Writing and Rhetoric

Certificate in Writing and Rhetoric

A certificate in Writing and Rhetoric helps prepare students for careers in any field that requires advanced skills in written or visual rhetoric. Students who earn the certificate will sharpen their professional writing skills and strengthen their ability to communicate clearly and effectively through a variety of media. The certificate requires 12 credit hours. Transfer credit is not allowed for courses which count toward the certificate.

To earn the certificate you

  • Take EN 112: Rhetorical Argument

  • Take at least one of these: EN 350 Rhetorical Theory or EN 466 Power and Persuasion

  • Take these until you have twelve hours: EN 210: Composing for the 21st Century, EN 213: Writing with Style, one Creative Writing Course (EN 231: Poetry Writing, EN 233: Fiction Writing, EN 235: Playwriting)

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Sound and Fury

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Avila's literary magazine, the Sound and Fury is accepting submissions until Feb. 24, 2020! We accept poems, stories, essays, and short plays. Cash prizes awarded for the best in each areas. Email for more information!

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