Writing Studies Minor

Writing Studies Minor

The Minor in Writing Studies enables students who are not English majors to develop a specialty in writing.  This concentration can prepare many different majors for writing in academic and professional situations.

Core:  All candidates for the Minor in Writing Studies must take the following core course:

  • ENGL 272:  Introduction to Writing Studies

Electives:  Candidates will select four of the following elective courses—at least two must be from the English Department and at least one must be at the 400 level

  • ENGL 280:  Rhetoric of Race 
  • ENGL 311:  Advanced Composition
  • ENGL 312:  Technical Writing
  • ENGL 313:  Fundamentals of Journalism
  • ENGL 316:  Business Writing
  • ENGL 340:  Visual Rhetoric 
  • ENGL 342:  Reading and Writing for Civic Change 
  • ENGL 466:  Special Topics in Writing Studies Seminar 
  • ENGL 471:  Creative Writing
  • COMM 342 Theories of Rhetoric
  • COMM 403 Persuasion
  • COMM 430 Culture and the Semiotics of Communication
  • GERM 460:  Introduction to Translation and Interpretation
  • FREN 460:  Introduction to Translation and Interpretation
  • RUSS 460:  Introduction to Translation and Interpretation
  • SPAN 460:  Introduction to Translation and Interpretation

Capstone:  Candidates will select one of the following capstone courses:

  • ENGL 400:  Cooperative Education
  • ENGL 472:  Writing Workshop