WCP Requirements

19 hours of coursework are required for the certificate:

  • at least 1 course in writing
  • writing intensive courses
  • directed study/CURO courses (optional)
  • a 1 hour e-portfolio workshop

You must maintain a 2.0 GPA in courses taken for the WCP credit in order to be awarded the Writing Certificate.

Writing Courses

Courses that are specifically about writing can count for the writing course requirement. Please contact the Coordinator for acceptable course options.

Writing Intensive Courses

Any course with a W suffix or that is offered through the Franklin College Writing Intensive Program counts as a writing intensive course, as do Honors Research Methods Courses.

*Other courses may be approved for writing intensive credit if they meet certain criteria. The Coordinator of the WCP can review and approve such courses on a case-by-case basis. If you have questions about whether a course is writing intensive, please get in touch with Dr. Davis.

Independent Writing Project: Directed Study/CURO Courses (*Optional)

Courses taken as directed readings or capstone courses that lead to a significant writing project can also be counted for credit toward the Writing Certificate.

E-Portfolio Workshop: ENGL 4834 (*Required course)

The E-Portfolio Workshop is the 1-hour capstone course for the Writing Certificate and can be taken up to three times for credit. In this course, you will prepare your capstone portfolio in which you select pieces from each course taken for certificate credit to showcase in the portfolio and compose a reflective analysis of your work over the course of the program. You must successfully complete this course and your completed final portfolio must be approved by the Coordinator of the WCP in order to receive the Writing Certificate.

See a full list of WCP courses: Writing Certificate Program Course List