Minor in Writing
The Department of English and the Department of Communication offer an interdisciplinary Minor in Writing.
The minor in Writing is comprised of at least fifteen hours of interdisciplinary writing coursework at the 3000/4000-level across the university. The minor focuses on four core-course prefixes in the English and Communication departments: CRW (Creative Writing), ENC (Composition), JOU (Journalism), and LIN (Linguistics). Students pursuing a minor in Writing must complete with a grade of “C” or better a minimum of nine credit hours inclusive of at least one 3000/4000-level course from three of the four core-course prefixes (CRW, ENC, JOU, and LIN). Students pursuing the minor must also complete with a grade of “C” or better at least two additional courses from any of the core-course prefixes or qualifying individual elective writing courses identified by the English and Communication departments. All prerequisites must be met.
|Choose one 3000/4000 level course of the four Core Course Prefixes (CRW, ENC, JOU, and LIN):||9|
|Two additional courses from any of the course course prefixes or qualifying additional individual courses||6|
|Additional individual elective courses that count towards Writing minor:|
|Writing for Film-Television-Radio|
|Writing for Business: Theory and Practice|
|Academic Writing in Nursing I|
|Academic Writing in Nursing II|
|Legal Research and Writing|
|Writing for Public Relations|
|Speech Writing, Analysis, and Delivery|
Students may major in any of the departments/disciplines represented in the Writing minor and also minor in Writing as long as the majority of the minor classes (9hrs minimum) come from courses outside the major department.
Substitutions for Additional Individual Elective Courses are allowed as long as the substitutions are approved by both the English and Communication departments.
Departments may designate individual courses in their own departments as ineligible to count towards the writing minor as long as students have been sufficiently notified.