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Professional Writing Minor

Writing Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits in this minor: 24
The professional writing minor develops writing, reading, and rhetorical expertise relevant to professional communication. Emphasizing the production and analysis of texts and practice in varied writing techniques, the minor also provides a foundation in the study of professional writing as a field of inquiry.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Students majoring in Writing Studies in either emphasis (Professional Writing or Journalism) must complete a minor or second major in a field other than Journalism, Professional Writing, or Information Design.
Lower Division Core in Writing (6 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· JOUR 2001 - Reporting and Writing I (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 1506 - Literacy, Technology and Society [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 2506 - Introduction to Writing Studies (3.0 cr)
Upper Division Core in Writing (6 cr)
The WRIT 31xx - Advanced Writing course requirement within a major may also apply to this requirement.
WRIT 31xx - Adv Writ (3.0 cr)
WRIT 4250 - New Media Writing (3.0 cr)
Professional Writing Electives (12 cr)
Students must take 4 different courses. No more than 3 credits of WRIT 4591 and/or WRIT 4197 may be applied to the minor. Selected COMM, ENGL, FMIS, JOUR, LING, TH or other relevant coursework, as appropriate to the plan of study for the student with department approval.
Take 4 or more course(s) from the following:
· WRIT 2xxx
· WRIT 3xxx
· WRIT 4xxx
· Optional Elective
Take at most 3 credit(s) from the following:
· WRIT 4197 - Internship in Writing (1.0-3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4591 - Independent Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
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