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 Public and Professional Writing3
WRIT 280Argumentation: from Antiquity to Online3
Required Applied Course
Select one of the following:3
Style and Editing
Workplace Writing
Technical Writing and Communication
Elective Courses
Select three of the following:9
Style and Editing 1
Networked Writing
Workplace Writing 1
Technical Writing and Communication 1
Digital Writing: Composing with Text, Image, and Sound
Visual Rhetoric and Writing
Rhetoric of Political Writing
Special Topics in Writing Studies
Writers in Action
Collaboration and Coauthoring
Grant Proposal Writing
Technologies of Writing
Writing Women Safe: Writing, Rape Prevention, and Community Activism
Language, Power, and Medicine: The Spectrum of Health
Community Writing: Theories, Practices, and Partnerships
Seminar in Writing Studies
Cooperative Education Experience I
Total Credits18

May count as an elective if not already being used as the Required Applied Course.