Writing: Professional Writing

Certificate Requirements (31 units)

Lower-division requirements (7 units)

  1. COMM 240. Writing for Media (4)
  2. COMM 243A. Communication Practicum: Print and Online Journalism (3)

Upper-division requirements (24 units)

  1. ENG 306. Expository Writing (4)
  2. ENG 311. The English Language (4)
  3. Eight units chosen from:
    • COMM 342. Publication Design and Makeup (4)
    • COMM 442. Public Relations Campaigns (4)
    • ENG 631. Approaches to Professional Writing (4)
  4. Eight units chosen from Group A or B below:

Group A

  1. Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 420. English Grammar I (4)
    • ENG 422. History of the English Language (4)
    • PHIL 387. Philosophy of Language (4)
  2. Four units chosen from:
    • COMM 311. Business and Professional Communication (4)
    • COMM 342. Publication Design and Makeup (if not taken as a required course) (4)
    • ENG 522. Independent Study in Writing (4)
    • ENG 565. Special Studies in Writing (with appropriate subject) (2)
    • ENG 566. Special Studies in Writing (with appropriate subject) (4)
    • ENG 631. Approaches to Professional Writing (if not taken as a required course) (4)

Group B

  1. Eight units chosen from:
    • COMM 311. Business and Professional Communication (4)
    • COMM 342. Newspaper Editing and Makeup (if not taken as a required course) (4)
    • ENG 522. Independent Study in Writing (4)
    • ENG 565. Special Studies in Writing (with appropriate subject) (2)
    • ENG 566. Special Studies in Writing (with appropriate subject) (4)
    • ENG 631. Approaches to Professional Writing (if not taken as a required course) (4)