Professional Writing Certificate
Most of the classes even count for Gen Ed:
WR 300 Technical and Workplace Writing (Exp. Knowledge: Social, Historical, Civic)
WR 301 Integrating Writing and Design* (Exp. Knowledge: Literary and Aesthetic)
WR 401 Writing Across Media* (Int. Knowledge: Science, Tech, Society)
WR 304 Grant and Proposal Writing (Int. Knowledge: Citizenship, Social Resp., and Global Awareness)
The mission of the certificate is to prepare students to compose and edit documents in multiple media at a professional level, skills which are necessary for success in a range of careers in the modern workplace. The certificate also familiarizes students with the theories and practices of professional writing, and requires students to use writing to engage with real-world challenges in the WOU community and beyond.
Compose in various professional writing genres, showing appropriate choices for documents’ intended audiences, contexts, and purposes.
Demonstrate knowledge of visual style principles as they manifest in professional document design.
Demonstrate ability to write and edit documents for professional standards of clarity and concision, including arrangement of content, word choice, and situation-appropriate grammatical choices.
- WR 300 Technical and Workplace Writing Credits: 4
- WR 301 Integrating Writing and Design Credits: 4
or WR 401 Writing Across Media Credits: 4
- WR 402 Professional Editing Credits: 4
- WR 409 Internship Credits: 1-8 Credits: 4
or WR 304 Grant and Proposal Writing Credits: 4