The Writing Minor offers students an opportunity to design a writing program that coincides with their major and/or their career plans. Writing is perhaps the single most important skill students can develop, and the Writing Minor gives interested students a wide degree of flexibility in designing a program that increases that skill. The minor allows for the development of skills in creative writing, journalistic writing, and/or professional writing of various kinds
ENG 305, ENG 306, ENG 357, ENG 402, ENG 403
ENG 245, ENG 300
ENG 247, ENG 266, ENG 320, ENG 325
COM 210, COM 303, COM 304, COM 308, COM 325, COM 390*
*may be repeated with a different title as topics vary
TVA 304, THA 340
For the minor, students must complete a minimum of six courses (18 credits, at least 12 of which must be upper-division) from the English and/or Communication departments: ENG 201 and 15 credits of electives. Any student can declare a Writing Minor, but English and Communication majors cannot apply writing courses to both the major and the minor: the minor must be a separate group of courses.
Students design their program with the Director of Writing, the English Department Chair, or the Communication Department Chair. Both the English Department Chair and the Communication Department Chair must approve the plan. Students can focus their minor program on creative writing, journalistic writing, or professional writing, or they can take a combination of courses from these different areas.
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