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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition
Major: 6239
First Term: 2011 Fall    Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 10
CIPS Code: 23.1301
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Not Applicable
Instructional Council: English (28)
GPA: 2.0

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Academic Certificate (AC) in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition provides students with advanced instruction in the theory and practice of writing in a variety of rhetorical situations and multiple modalities. The certificate program will prepare students to write more effectively in both the workplace and higher education.

Program Notes:
+ indicates course has prerequisite and/or corequisites.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.

Program Prerequisites
 Credits: 6
+ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR 
+ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3)3
+ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR 
+ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)3
Required Courses
 Credits: 4
+ENG270Workplace Writing3
+ENG297Writing Program Portfolio1
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 6
+ENG109Business Writing for ESL3
+ENG111Technical and Professional Writing3
+ENG213Introduction to the Study of Language3
+ENG215Strategies of Academic Writing3
+ENG216Persuasive Writing on Public Issues3
+ENG217Personal and Exploratory Writing3
+ENG218Writing About Literature3
+ENG219Life Stories3
 ENG235Magazine Article Writing3
+ENG298++Special Projects (any suffixed course) (1-3)3

Program Competencies
1.Identify and assess the communication strategies and rhetorical needs and conventions of specific professional discourse communities. (ENG270)
2.Demonstrate understanding of rhetorical context, including circumstance, purpose, topic, audience and writer. (ENG270, ENG297)
3.Organize writing to support a central idea through unity, coherence and logical development appropriate to a specific writing context. (ENG270, ENG297)
4.Use appropriate conventions and technologies for professional rhetorical situations. (ENG270, ENG297)
5.Evaluate and select appropriate sources and content. (ENG270, ENG297)
6.Identify one's own writing strengths and weaknesses. (ENG297)
7.Collaborate effectively on writing projects. (ENG270)
8.Edit effectively. (ENG270, ENG297)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.