Writing

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor Requirements — 18 Credits

The writing minor is a cross-disciplinary undergraduate program designed to strengthen and advance students' writing abilities. For this purpose, students study the history as well as theories of writing and they also learn strategies and skills in writing in different disciplines, including the arts and sciences, business, education, and other academic and professional fields.

Through this program, students will gain competence in writing about different subjects, for different purposes and audiences, and in different genres and styles. Students will also be able to apply their writing skills in a wide range of careers.

Degree Requirements

Take all of the following courses:

ENG 319The Art of Persuasion

3

ENG 420Special Topics in Creative and Professional Writing

3

Choose two of the following courses:

ENG 195Introduction to the Discipline of English

3

ENG 203Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

3

ENG 225Communications on a Theme

3

ENG 227Technical Writing

3

ENG 242Creative Writing-Fiction

3

ENG 243Introduction to Screenwriting

3

ENG 244Creative Writing - Poetry

3

Choose two of the following courses:

ENG 303Advanced Creative Nonfiction

3

ENG 342Intermediate Creative Writing-Fiction

3

ENG 343Intermediate Screenwriting

3

ENG 344Intermediate Creative Writing - Poetry

3

NOTES: Students may substitute one writing course for elective credit (at the 200 level or above) from a discipline outside of English with advance approval of the Writing Minor director.

ENG 122 and ENG 123 or equivalent are prerequisites of the minor.

For more information, contact the Writing Minor Director in the Department of English at (970) 351-2971.