Writing Minor

Also available via Ecampus.

The Writing minor benefits students who wish to learn about, practice and hone their writing skills, primarily to prepare them for their careers and to increase their qualifications for professional positions in a world where communication skills are ever more needed and revered by employers. Some students with aspirations for graduate, law or medical school studies pursue the Writing minor to better enable themselves to write more proficiently at higher academic levels, where work is more rigorous and written output is expected to be of a very high level. Others engage in the Writing minor for the pure joy of expressing themselves, working with ideas and words, and many publish works in student publications on campus and in external publications. Writing minors may also participate in on-campus and off-campus internships for credit.

Students must receive a grade of C– or better in any course applied toward the minor. Such courses cannot be taken with S/U grading.

The Writing minor requires a minimum of 27 credits, as follows: a minimum of 11 credits from 100- to 300-level writing courses, plus a minimum of 12 credits from 400-level upper-division writing courses, plus one elective upper-division (300/400) 4-credit course in writing or literature.

Part A. 100- to 300-level writing courses
Select a minimum of 11 credits of the following with at least one course at the 300 level:11
SPECIAL STUDIES
*WRITING FOR MEDIA
*WRITING IN BUSINESS
*ENGLISH COMPOSITION
*INTRODUCTION TO FICTION WRITING
INTRODUCTION TO WRITING FICTION AND CREATIVE NONFICTION
*INTRODUCTION TO NONFICTION WRITING
*INTRODUCTION TO POETRY WRITING
*WRITING FOR THE WEB
*ENGLISH COMPOSITION
*SHORT STORY WRITING
*TECHNICAL WRITING
WRITING FOR LAW AND LAW SCHOOL
*UNDERSTANDING GRAMMAR
CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING
*POETRY WRITING
*SCIENCE WRITING
FOOD WRITING
Part B. 400-level upper-division writing courses
Select a minimum of 12 credits of the following:12
INTERNSHIP IN ENGLISH
PROJECTS
SEMINAR
WORKSHOP
^THE TEACHING OF WRITING
ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING
ADVANCED COMPOSITION
STUDIES IN WRITING
ADVANCED FICTION WRITING
ADVANCED POETRY WRITING
MAGAZINE ARTICLE WRITING
CRITICAL REVIEWING
^ENVIRONMENTAL WRITING
^THE RHETORICAL TRADITION AND THE TEACHING OF WRITING
^INTRODUCTION TO LITERACY STUDIES
DIGITAL LITERACY AND CULTURE
Part C. Electives
Select one elective upper-division (300/400) 4-credit course in film, literature, or writing from the following which does not duplicate any course used in Parts A or B:4
Film Electives
^STUDIES IN FILM
Literature Electives
^STUDIES IN BRITISH PROSE
^STUDIES IN BRITISH DRAMA
^STUDIES IN BRITISH POETRY
*THE AMERICAN NOVEL: BEGINNINGS TO CHOPIN
*THE AMERICAN NOVEL: MODERNIST PERIOD
*THE AMERICAN NOVEL: POST-WORLD WAR II
*STUDIES IN PAGE, STAGE, AND SCREEN
INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY
*NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
*AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS
*MODERN SHORT STORY
A CULTURAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN ART AND LITERATURE: PART I
A CULTURAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN ART AND LITERATURE: PART I
A CULTURAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN ART AND LITERATURE: PART II
A CULTURAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN ART AND LITERATURE: PART II
A CULTURAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN ART AND LITERATURE: PART III
A CULTURAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN ART AND LITERATURE: PART III
STUDIES IN BRITISH THEATER AND SOCIETY
*POWER AND REPRESENTATION
THE ENGLISH NOVEL: DEFOE THROUGH SCOTT
THE ENGLISH NOVEL: VICTORIAN PERIOD
THE ENGLISH NOVEL: 20TH CENTURY
*STUDIES IN DIFFERENCE, POWER, AND DISCRIMINATION
STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
STUDIES IN CHAUCER
STUDIES IN EARLY MODERN LITERATURE
STUDIES IN THE LONG EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
STUDIES IN ROMANTICISM
STUDIES IN SHAKESPEARE
STUDIES IN VICTORIAN LITERATURE
STUDIES IN MODERNISM
STUDIES IN MODERN IRISH LITERATURE
^STUDIES IN NONFICTION
STUDIES IN SHORT FICTION
MAJOR AUTHORS
STUDIES IN DRAMA
STUDIES IN THE NOVEL
^STUDIES IN POETRY
STUDIES IN CRITICISM
STUDIES IN LITERATURE, CULTURE AND SOCIETY
STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE, CULTURE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
^STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE
STUDIES IN BRITISH LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND PEDAGOGY
WRITING, LITERATURE AND MEDICINE
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
*INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S VOICES
WOMEN AND LITERATURE
SELECTED TOPICS
Writing Electives
*SHORT STORY WRITING
*POETRY WRITING
FOOD WRITING
SPECIAL TOPICS
SPECIAL TOPICS
RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP
INDEPENDENT STUDY
THESIS
WRITING AND CONFERENCE
READING AND CONFERENCE
PROJECTS
SEMINAR
WORKSHOP
^THE TEACHING OF WRITING
ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING
ADVANCED COMPOSITION
STUDIES IN WRITING
ADVANCED FICTION WRITING
ADVANCED POETRY WRITING
MAGAZINE ARTICLE WRITING
CRITICAL REVIEWING
^ENVIRONMENTAL WRITING
^THE RHETORICAL TRADITION AND THE TEACHING OF WRITING
^INTRODUCTION TO LITERACY STUDIES
SPECIAL TOPICS
Total Hours27

Minor Code: 891