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Certificates and Minors


Technical Writing Certificate

The technical writing certificate is suitable for students and for those already employed who want to add to their existing skills. Classes focus on writing and visual and verbal communication in professional environments, with an emphasis on translating discipline-specific discourses for a range of audiences. Students will complete a professional portfolio to use on the job market. The certificate is available either fully online or in-person in Moscow.

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The English department offers four different minors.

Creative Writing Minor

The Creative Writing Minor allows students to work deeply in one genre (fiction, nonfiction or poetry) while also gaining familiarity and practice with the other two genres.

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English Literature Minor

The English Literature Minor is designed for students in other disciplines who enjoy literature and want to gain an understanding of literary history as well as practice in analytical thinking and writing.

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Professional Writing Minor

The Professional Writing Minor introduces students to writing for a broad range of audiences and purposes. Students will work in many different genres, from traditional written genres like memos and usability reports to multimodal genres like podcasts and video editorials.

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Teaching English as a Second Language

The Teaching English as a Second Language minor will give students an introduction to and overview of the skills and methods necessary to teach English to native speakers of other languages. It’s useful both for students who would like to teach overseas, as well as teachers who may work with domestic students whose native language is not English.

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English Department

Physical Address:
200 Brink Hall

Mailing Address:
English Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

Phone: 208-885-6156


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