Public and Professional Writing Minor

Located in the Department of Writing Studies, the Public and Professional Writing Minor teaches students about the various forms of writing that they are likely to encounter in the workplace and how to adapt their writing for different audiences and purposes. Students will create professional documents including proposals, reports, presentation, websites, and digital media. Experience in professional writing positions students as writers who understand the complexities of communicating in the 21st Century. 

Program Requirements

Required Foundation Courses
WRIT 201Introduction to Professional and Public Writing3
WRIT 280Rhetoric: Strategies for Argument3
Required Applied Course
Select one of the following:3
Writing for Clarity and Style
Workplace Writing
Technical Writing
Elective Courses
Select three of the following:9
Writing for Clarity and Style 1
Workplace Writing 1
Technical Writing 1
Digital Writing: Composing with Text, Image, and Sound
Visual Rhetoric and Writing
Rhetoric of Political Writing
Ethnographies and Autoethnographies of Writers
Collaboration and Coauthoring
Grant Proposal Writing
Writing Women Safe: Writing, Rape Prevention, and Community Activism
Community Writing: Theories, Practices, and Partnerships
Cooperative Education Experience I
Total Credits18