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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 Spring 2014
  • 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. 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.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Lower Division Core in Writing (6 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· WRIT 1506 - Literacy, Technology and Society [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 2506 - Introduction to Writing Studies (3.0 cr)
· LING 2506 - Language and Writing (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 2001 - Reporting and Writing I (3.0 cr)
Upper Division Core in Writing (6 cr)
The 31xx advanced writing requirement may be fulfilled by the student's major advanced writing course requirement.
WRIT 31xx
WRIT 4250 - New Media Writing (3.0 cr)
Professional Writing Core (6 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· WRIT 4200 - Writing and Cultures (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4260 - Visual Rhetoric and Culture (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4300 - Research Methods for the Study of Writing (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4595 {Inactive} (1.0-3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4591 - Independent Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4197 - Internship in Writing (1.0-3.0 cr)
Professional Writing Electives (6 cr)
No more than 3 credits of WRIT 4591 and WRIT 4197 may be applied to the entire minor in professional writing. Students may substitute relevant JOUR or LING courses with department consent.
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· WRIT 4100 - Introduction to Grant Writing and Project Planning (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4220 - Document Design and Graphics (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4230 - Web Design and Digital Culture (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4595 {Inactive} (1.0-3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4591 - Independent Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4197 - Internship in Writing (1.0-3.0 cr)
 
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