Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Writing

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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.

Minor Requirements — 18 Credits

Required: 6 credits

ENG 301Writing as a Job

3

ENG 420Special Topics in Creative and Professional Writing

3

Remaining: 12 credits

Choose from the following areas of emphasis. [Note: Students must take at least one course from each area of emphasis.]

Professional Writing and Publishing

ENG 218Introduction to Linguistics

3

ENG 219Language and Society

3

ENG 220Writing, Transformation, and Change

3

ENG 225Communications on a ThemeLAW2

3

ENG 227Technical Writing

3

ENG 229Professional Writing and Digital Video

3

ENG 318The Structure of Modern English

3

ENG 319Writing and Rhetorical Theory

3

ENG 327Editing

3

ENG 328Professional Writing and Document Design

3

ENG 419English Linguistics

3

ENG 427Digital Editing

3

ENG 429Digital Self-Publishing

3

ENG 492Writing Internship

1-3

Creative Writing

ENG 200Introduction to Creative WritingLAA1

3

ENG 203Creative Writing: Nonfiction

3

ENG 242Creative Writing-Fiction

3

ENG 243Creative Writing: Screenwriting

3

ENG 244Creative Writing: Poetry

3

ENG 303Intermediate Creative Writing: Nonfiction

3

ENG 342Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction

3

ENG 343Intermediate Creative Writing: Screenwriting

3

ENG 344Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry

3

Notes:

Students must choose at least one 300 level or above course.

Students may select 12 credits from any courses above; however, students must take at least one course from each Writing Minor track (Professional Writing and Publishing or Creative Writing).

Students may substitute one writing course from a discipline outside of English (200 level or above) for a Writing Minor elective credit with the advance approval of Writing Minor Track Director. For advising and information, contact the Department of English in Ross 1284 or at 351-2971.