Department of English

Professional Writing Minor (18 s.h.)

The Professional Writing Minor is designed for those students who wish to supplement their major academic work (in English or in other disciplines) with a variety of workplace writing courses. The minor helps prepare students for writing in business, government or non-profit, legal, scientific or technical contexts, as well as for careers in publishing or editing.

Required Courses (9 s.h.)

COMP 150: Introduction to Creative Writing or COMP 200: Advanced Composition
COMP 239: Professional and Technical Writing
LING 215: Introduction to Editing and Publishing

Elective Courses (9 s.h.)
Choose three of the following. At least one of the three electives must have a COMP designator.

COMP 211: Writing About Nature and the Environment
COMP 275: Creative Non-Fiction Workshop
COMP 310: Screen Writing Workshop
COMP 315: Early Literary Criticism
COMP 394: Special Topics in Composition
COMP 397: Internship, by advisement only
COMP 399: Independent Study in Composition
LING 210: Traditional Grammar: English
LING 201: Language and Society or LING 322: Varieties of American English
LING 320: History of the English Language
BUS 240: Writing for Business and the Professions
ENVS 320: Technical Science Writing
MCOM 210: Writing for the Newspaper
MCOM 252: Writing for Radio, Television, and Film

See current College Catalog for prerequisites and other College regulations.