Requirements

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Nonfiction Writing and Publishing

REQUIRED COURSES
The certificate requires 15 graduate credit hours. You may earn the certificate as a stand-alone program, or as part of a degree-granting program.

The one required course is HPS 591/HSD 598 Masters of Nonfiction (3). This course is offered each year and is team-taught by a rotating group of professors.

The certificate also requires two courses (6) from the "Writing Intensive" selections and two courses (6) from the "Writing Involved" selections. The latter selection reflects the genres and publication outlets from a variety of disciplines.

Also, credits are available for participating in specific workshops and projects sponsored by the Virginia G. Piper Writing Center. If you are interested in a stand-alone certificate, additional writing-intensive courses may be substituted for writing-involved.

Writing-intensive courses

  • COM 598 Creative nonfiction
  • HPS 591 Masters of nonfiction
  • HPS 591 Literary nonfiction
  • HPS 591/PUB 598 Writing and publishing nonfiction
  • HSD 59129681 Professional Writing: Commentary
  • MLS 598 Writing about social issues

Writing-involved courses

  • HPS 591 Topic: Embryo Project Seminar
  • HST 502 Public History Methodology
  • HST 591 Topic: Research
  • JMC 445 Science and Medical Writing
  • LAW 791 Creative Writing
  • MLS 598 Exploring Subcultures in American Life
  • MLS 598 Food Writing
  • MLS 598 Memoir and Personal Essay
  • MLS 598 Nature and Science Writing
  • MLS 598 Reviewing Popular Culture
  • MLS 598 The Writer's Journey
  • MLS 598 Travel Writing
  • MLS 598 Writing Book Proposals
  • PUB 501 Introduction to Scholarly Publishing
  • PUB 502 Scholarly Editing
  • PUB 503 Advanced Scholarly Editing
  • PUB 510 Research in Scholarly Publishing
  • PUB 598 Internship
  • SOS 598 Thesis and Dissertation Writing Workshop
  • SOS 598 Topic: Interdisciplinary Writing
  • SOS 598 Writing a Grant Proposal
  • SOS 598 Writing a Paper for Publication
  • TWC 543 Proposal Writing
  • TWC 546 Technical and Scientific Reports
  • TWC 598 Topic: Environmental Writing
  • TWC 598 Topic: Writing for Educators

Fall 2018   

C Session — Full semester

  • HPS / HSD 520 Masters of nonfiction (writing-intensive)
  • HPS 591 Topic: Embryo Project Seminar (writing-involved)
  • COM 598  Writing true stories that matter (writing-intensive)

A Session — 7.5 weeks

  • MLS 580 Practicum (writing-involved)
  • MLS 593 Applied project (writing-involved)

B Session — 7.5 weeks

  • MLS 580 Practicum (writing-involved)
  • MLS 593 Applied project (writing-involved)
  • MLS 598 Food writing
  • MLS 501 Writing about social issues