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The Love of Language Certificate courses are designed to rekindle an appreciation of the beauty and power of language. This certificate program allows you to select individual language or literature courses that spark a personal interest, ranging from writing and grammar (yes, grammar!) to literature and poetry genres or significant authors. Elective courses in this program are guided by audio content, published by the Recorded Books Modern Scholar, in a journey that begins by studying and reflecting on language and literature and concludes with independent writing, research or curriculum projects. After taking six elective courses, consider completing the certificate program with the capstone course where you will build a culminating project that encompasses all of the Love of Language courses that you have taken.
All of the audio courses used in this series are available via Amazon.com or Audible.com, as well as many public libraries as audiobook downloads.
Complete the requirements below to earn a professional certificate in Love of Language. The certificate can be completed at your own pace. Learn more about the University of San Diego’s Professional and Continuing Education Certificate Benefits and Policies.
Love of Language Certificate consists of one-unit independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course
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Love of Language Certificate consists of one-unit independent study courses, and one three-unit capstone course
Love of Language Certificate program consists of one-unit independent study courses, and one three-unit capstone course
Love of Language Certificate program consists of one-unit independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course
Love of Language Certificate consists of independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course
Love of Language Certificate consists of one-unit independent study courses and a three-unit course
Love of Language Certificate consists of one-unit independent study courses and a three-unit capstone course
Love of Language Certificate consists of independent study courses and one three-unit capstone course for teachers
Love of Language Capstone is an independent study course that is a core requirement for the Love of Language Certificate program
Independent Study Self-Paced: Independent study courses offer you flexibility and the ability to complete a course faster or slower than you would a traditional live course. In this online format, you may register at any time and you will have a set time period (typically 9 months) from the time of registration to complete your course. This convenient format is often helpful for:
Enroll in individual courses of your choice and start with any course any time to earn graduate level extension credits. The Capstone course is intended to be taken as the last course for the certificate program only.
You can expect the following from the Independent Study Self-Paced course in this series:
Grade K-12 teachers that want to develop a greater appreciation for language topics, literature genres and/or certain authors’ works and share this rekindled or new found interest with their students.
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