Creative Writing Certificate

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Creative Writing Certificate Overview

The certificate in creative writing offers students in all disciplines the opportunity to advance their communication and critical thinking skills, qualities employers seek, through the analysis and writing of fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, and scripts.

Employment Opportunities in Creative Writing

  • Copywriter
  • Content Specialist
  • Content Development Manager
  • Copy Editor
  • Creative Digital Writer
  • Social Media Writer

Who Should Enroll

Anyone with an interest in writing.

Courses You will Take

ENGL 200 - Intro to Creative Writing /4 credits 
ENGL 395 - Pro-Seminar: Directed Reading /1 credit

Plus three of the following:

ENGL 316 - Reading and Writing Poetry /4 credits
ENGL 317 - Reading and Writing Fiction /4 credits
ENGL 318 - Reading and Writing Scripts /4 credits
ENGL 319 - Reading and Writing Lit Nonfiction /4 credits
ENGL 321 - Creative Writing Workshop /4 credits 
ENGL 485 - Senior Seminar: Creative Writing /4 credits 

One literature course from the following:

ENGL 250 - Poetry, Prose, and Plays /4 credits
ENGL 270 - Western American Literature /4 credits
ENGL 300 - Women Writers (Gens 300) /4 credits
ENGL 301 - Global Encounters /4 credits
ENGL 304 - Environmental Literature /3 credits
ENGL 305 - Diverse Voices In Literary Expression /4 credits
ENGL 307 - Contemporary Writers /4 credits
ENGL 325 - Literary Genres /4 credits
ENGL 330 - Major Figures /4 credits
ENGL 385 - The Novel in the United States /4 credits

For a list of courses offered this academic year view the Year Long Plan.

Why Linfield College?

  • Affordable
  • Academic Excellence
  • Academic advising support and financial aid assistance
  • Online academic tutoring services
  • Superior research and library assistance
  • Career planning assistance
  • Accredited
    Linfield College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Specialized accreditation has also been granted to the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing, and the programs of education, music and athletic training.

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