University of Hawaii at Manoa

2500 Campus Road, Hawaii Hall, Honolulu, HI 96822-2217

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Leeward Community College offers a Writing Academic Subject Certificate for those looking to take their existing writing skills to the next level. Students have the option to choose either a Creative Writing Track or a Business Track. Each track requires 18-19 credits. The creative writing track provides opportunities to cultivate and improve upon your craft. You can learn about the industry from published writers, study literature and share creative ideas through a variety of creative writing courses online. These skills will be very important for future or current careers, as employers value developed writing skills. Students are enrolled in the following courses: Composition I, Composition II, and Introduction to Creative Writing. Students also must pick two of the following upper level writing-intensive courses: Magazine Editing and Production, Fiction Workshop, The Creative Poetry Workshop, Autobiographical Writing, Writing about O’ahu, or News writing.

Students must take the following courses in the business track: Composition I, Composition II, Business Writing, and Technical Writing. Students must also choose two upper-level writing courses, similar to the creative writing track student’s curriculum. These courses include: Introduction to Creative Writing, Magazine Editing and Production, Autobiographical Writing, Writing about O’ahu, News writing, WI Supervision, WI International Business Protocol, or WI International Business Analysis. This certification will be very beneficial, since it has the ability to make students more marketable to potential employers.

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