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Certificate of Advanced Study in Composition

The Certificate in Composition is a postbaccalaureate course of study in the theory and pedagogy of teaching writing. It is designed for Valley classroom teachers, those considering doctoral study in English, candidates for the M.A. in English, and community college teachers.

ENGL 270 (4 units)
ENGL 281 (4 units)
Electives (LING 237, 244, 251; COMM 214; ENGL 265 or other electives approved by graduate adviser. Some of the courses may have prerequisites) (6-8 units)

Total (14-16 units)

The student must earn a grade of B or better in all certificate of advanced study coursework. Students who fail to earn at least a Bin a course may repeat it for an improved grade. Please note that grade substitution is not permitted at the graduate level and that a GPA of at least 3.0 must be accumulated for certificate of advanced study coursework.