The Writing Certificate is designed to allow students from all majors to develop proficiency in creative writing (poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, screenwriting, playwriting) and forms of non-fiction such as criticism, biography and autobiography, science writing, political and literary journalism, and writing about academic subjects for non-specialists.
This certificate provides opportunities for students to:
- acquire the critical and technical vocabulary for analyzing their own and others' writing
- become skilled editors
- learn to write and analyze writing in a variety of genres and styles
- learn to present specialized subject matter to non-specialist audiences
- explore, through practice, the many ways in which the written language can function
- participate in a community of students and faculty who share a passion for writing
Wesleyan supports a thriving community of writers who regularly come together for formal and informal readings of their work, for discussions, workshops, and meetings with writers and editors, and with writing faculty. Students working toward the Certificate participate in these activities and contribute to the public presence of writing on campus.
The instructors of writing courses and the members of the Writing Certificate Committee are available to students seeking guidance about graduate study and careers involving writing.
Frequently Asked Questions:
If you would like more information about the Writing Certificate, please consult the helpful Frequently Asked Questions page. For questions not answered by the FAQ, please contact the Writing Certificate Coordinator, Anne Greene (email@example.com).