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

Public/Professional Writing Foundation
WRIT 201Intro Professional/Publ Wrtng3
WRIT 280Rhetoric: Strategies for Argument3
Public/Professional Writing Applied
Select one of the following:3
Writing for Clarity and Style
Workplace Writing
Technical Writing
Digital Writing: Composing with Text, Image, and Sound
Public/Professional Writing Electives
Select three of the following:9
Special Topics in Creative Writing
Cooperative Education (English)
Teaching Writing in the Public Schools
Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing
Seminar in Creative Writing
Ethnographies and Autoethnographies of Writers
Writing for Clarity and Style
Workplace Writing
Technical Writing
Digital Writing: Composing with Text, Image, and Sound
Collaboration and Coauthoring
Writing Women Safe: Writing, Rape Prevention, and Community Activism
Community Writing: Theories, Practices, and Partnerships
Total Credits18