Graduate Certificate in Literature and Composition

Catalog Year: 2022-2023

Banner Code: LA-CERG-LTCO

The Graduate Certificate in Literature and Composition prepares students for teaching literature and composition at the college level. Students will learn about specific subject areas of literature (American, British, World) and theories of composition.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 18

This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.

Required Courses

ENGH 610 Proseminar in Teaching the Reading of Literature 3
ENGH 697 Composition Theory 3
ENGH 500 Research in English Studies 3
Total Credits 9


Choose three courses from the following: 9
Graduate Literature Survey  
Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies  
Special Topics in the History and Criticism of Children's Literature  
Introduction to Literary Theory  
Topics in Folk Narrative  
Topics in Pedagogy  
Seminar in British Literature  
Seminar in American Literature  
Seminar in African-American Literature  
Seminar in Global Culture  
Selected Topics, Movements, or Genres of Literature in English  
Northern Virginia Writing Project Teacher/Research Seminar  
Total Credits 9