Closing Early

Millersville will close at 2:30 p.m. today due to the winter weather. That means any classes, both on campus and off campus, scheduled to begin at or later than 2:30 are cancelled. The complete policy is available at: Policy on Snow Delays/Cancellations.  All Dining locations will remain open today with the following exceptions: Galley – Closing at 2 p.m., Cyber Café – Closing at 2:30 p.m.  Ayako’s Blue Fish, scheduled for tonight  on campus, will be rescheduled.

Writing Studies Option

Writing Studies Option

The Option in Writing Studies enables English B.A. or B.S.Ed. majors to pursue concentrated study in the discipline of writing, specializing in sub-fields such as the history of rhetoric and composition, literacy, theories of writing pedagogy, and writing and multi-media.  
Students in the Writing Studies option will take the following:
Core:  All candidates must take the following core course:

  • ENGL 272:  Introduction to Writing Studies

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

  • ENGL 280:  Rhetoric of the Color Line
  • 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
  • ENGL 472:  Writing Workshop
  • COMM 342 Theories of Rhetoric
  • COMM 403 Persuasion
  • COMM 430 Culture and the Semiotics of Communication

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

  • ENGL 400:  Cooperative Education
  • ENGL 491:  Thesis (3-credit)