Academic Certificate

Writing Trauma, Healing and Resilience

Create change through writing.

Contact and location

Credits & Duration

  • 24 credits
  • 3 quarters


  • Online - synchronous

Start Term

  • Fall


  • Varies by course - see catalog

What You'll Learn

Using the craft of writing in multiple genres, students will explore the possibilities of writing as both a trauma intervention and resilience-building practice.  To understand how trauma impacts individuals, communities, and the broader world this certificate will include study and skills-building in understanding systemic oppression related to race, disability, gender, sexuality, age, immigration status, and more, with the goals of transformation for individuals and the building of inclusive communities. 

Certificate Coursework

This certificate coursework consists of 24 credits. The following core coursework can be taken in any order..

Writing Trauma - Fall Quarter, 8 credits
Writing Healing - Winter Quarter, 8 credits
Writing Resilience - Spring Quarter, 8 credits

Learn more about courses in the Academic Catalog