Department of Writing

The Writing Minor

The Writing Minor can help you to develop personal and workplace writing skills and greater rhetorical sensitivity. The Minor works well to expand your professional abilities for careers in advertising, public relations, computer science, business, math, nursing, and engineering, to name a few. The Minor requires a total of 18 credits, and the requirements are structured so that you can tailor your course selection to fit your professional needs and personal talents as a writer.

First, pick three (3) of the four core courses:
WRT 200 (Introduction to Professional Writing)
WRT 210 (Writing with Style)
WRT 219 (Introduction to Creative Writing)
WRT 253 (Document Production and Design)

Generally, you will want to take all three of your core courses before moving onto the upper division classes, as they provide a good foundation for advanced work.

PLUS pick any three (3) upper-division writing courses from the following list.
Note that upper-level courses generally require some prerequisite courses from the core. You will want to verify that the core courses you selected satisfy those requirements by checking the WRT course catalog descriptions, as well as to verify that the upper-division course you have selected is generally offered the year that you intend to take it.

WRT 307 (Consulting with Writers)
WRT 308 (Working with Manuscripts)
WRT 310 (Intermediate Style and Technique)
WRT 410 (Advanced Style and Technique)
WRT 320 (Intermediate Poetry Workshop)
WRT 420 (Advanced Poetry Workshop)
WRT 330 (Intermediate Fiction Workshop)
WRT 430 (Advanced Fiction Workshop)
WRT 351 (Writing for the Web)
WRT 451 (Advanced Writing for the Web)
WRT 353 (Visual Rhetoric and Document Design)
WRT 455 (Multimodal Composing)
WRT 360 (Intermediate Creative Nonfiction)
WRT 460 (Advanced Creative Nonfiction)
WRT 365 (Intermediate Magazine Writing)
WRT 465 (Advanced Magazine Writing)
WRT 350 (Business Communication)
WRT 354 (Writing in the Global Context)
WRT 380 (Special Topics Course)
WRT 381 (Sports and Writing)

 

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