Multicultural and Transnational Literatures
The graduate certificate in Multicultural and Transnational Literatures offers continuing education for post baccalaureate teachers, professionals, and potential graduate degree students in literatures from diverse ethnic and cultural groups that may have been excluded from mainstream literary studies. Course work is interdisciplinary, with emphases on genre, historical context, and critical methodologies, with a focus on ethnic American and world literatures written in English.
This certificate is offered only online. Completion requires 12 semester hours (s.h.) of courses.
- 3 s.h. to be selected from:
- ENGL 6340: Ethnic American Literature
- ENGL 6360: World Literature Written in English
- 9 s.h. to be selected from:
- ENGL 6330: Studies in Latinx Literatures
- ENGL 6340: Ethnic American Literature (if not selected above)
- ENGL 6345: Jewish Literature
- ENGL 6350: Studies in Native American Literature
- ENGL 6360: World Literature Written in English (if not selected above)
- ENGL 6370: Caribbean Literature
- ENGL 6375: Middle Eastern Literature
- ENGL 6380: Studies in African Literature
- ENGL 6420: Studies in Asian American Literature
- ENGL 6450: Studies in World Indigenous Literature
- ENGL 6460: Studies in African American Literature
- ENGL 6475: Multicultural Women’s Literatures
- ENGL 6480: LGBTQ+ Theories and Literatures
- ENGL 6485: Disability Studies Theories and Literatures
- ENGL 6490: Multicultural and Transnational Poetry
- ENGL 6495: Transnational Sinophone Cinema
- ENGL 6515: Advanced Studies in Children’s Literature
- ENGL 7080: Cultural Studies Theory and Method
- ENGL 7300: Directed Reading in Multicultural and Transnational Literature
- ENGL 7350: Seminar in Multicultural and Transnational Literature
- ENGL 7365: Selected Topics in Multicultural and Transnational Literature
- Other special topics graduate courses in related areas may be approved on an individual basis.
Communication professionals work in a rapidly changing environment that requires them to update their abilities throughout their career. Both conceptual and technological issues underlie those changes. This online certificate program is designed to help you as a communicator to remain current and competitive.
The certificate requires 15 semester hours (s.h.) of courses in the area of Technical and Professional Communication with a minimum B average in all certificate course work. Only 3 s.h. of a grade of C will count toward this certificate. Internship (ENGL 6740, 6741) and Directed Reading (ENGL 6725) courses cannot count toward the certificate. No hours in another discipline can be counted.
- ENGL 6700: Information Design and Production
- ENGL 6702: Research Methods in Technical and Professional Communication
- ENGL 6715: Foundations of Technical and Professional Communication
- ENGL 6721: Technical Editing
- ENGL 7600: Research Methods in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication
- ENGL 7702: Research Methods in Empirical Inquiry
- ENGL 7705: Ethical Issues in Professional Communication
- ENGL 7712: Grant and Proposal Writing
- ENGL 7721: Managing Editing and Publication Processes
- ENGL 7735: Cultural Issues in Technical Communication
- ENGL 7745: Teaching Professional Communication
- ENGL 7746: Training in Professional Communication
- ENGL 7750: Writing Public Science
- ENGL 7755: Health and Medical Rhetorics
- ENGL 7765: Technical and Professional Communication
- ENGL 7766: Special Studies Seminars in Communication and Emerging Technologies
- ENGL 7770: New Media and Digital Literacies
- ENGL 7775: User Experience (UX) Design
- ENGL 7780: Theory of Professional Communication
- ENGL 7790: Public Interest Writing
- ENGL 8780: Seminar in Professional Communication
The graduate certificate in TETYC is designed for qualified candidates who wish to further their education in the field of teaching English at the community or two-year college. This certificate is offered for both campus and online students.
Applicants seeking admission to this program must hold a BA, BS, or an equivalent degree from an accredited college or university in the US or overseas. Nonnative speakers must submit an acceptable score on one of the language tests approved by the Graduate School or evidence of at least 1 year of college/university study in the United States. Students interested in pursuing the certificate can enroll in the certificate only or can pursue the certificate while enrolled in an ECU graduate program. Admission is based on completion of the ECU certificate application and approval by the program coordinator.
The certificate requires 12 s.h. of graduate-level course work.
- ENGL 7960 (required): Methods of Teaching English in the Two-Year College
- ENGL 7975 (required): Developmental English in the Two-Year College
- 6 s.h. to be selected from:
- ENGL 6528: TESOL: Theories and Principles
- ENGL 6625: Teaching Composition: Theory and Practice
- ENGL 7630: Cultural Rhetoric and Writing
- ENGL 7666: Teaching English in the Two-Year College Internship
- ENGL 7745: Teaching Professional Communication
- ENGL 7950: Issues in Teaching Composition
- Other courses may be substituted with approval from the Director of Graduate Studies.
The TESOL Certificate is designed for qualified candidates who wish to further their education in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages. The certificate helps prepare professionals planning to teach English language learners (ELLs) in public/private sectors in the US or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in such contexts overseas.
This certificate is available as an online program. Applicants seeking admission to this program must hold a BA, BS, or an equivalent degree from an accredited college or university in the US or overseas. Nonnative speakers must submit an acceptable score on one of the language tests approved by the Graduate School or have evidence of at least 1 year of college/university study in the United States. Students interested in pursuing the certificate can enroll in the certificate only or can pursue the certificate while enrolled in an ECU graduate program. Admission is based on completion of the ECU certificate application and approval by the program coordinator.
The certificate requires 9 s. h. of graduate-level course work.
- ENGL 6528 (required): TESOL: Theories and Principles
- ENGL 6531 (required): TESOL: Methods and Practicum
- 3 s.h. to be selected from:
- ENGL 6525: Language and Society
- ENGL 6526: The Structure of English: Phonology and Morphology
- ENGL 6527: The Structure of English: Syntax and Semantics
- ENGL 6530: Descriptive Linguistics
- ENGL 6535: Principles of Language Testing
- ENGL 6680: Writing Systems of the World
- ENGL 7605: Discourse Analysis
**All graduate certificates are offered via Distance Education
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