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Department of Humanities and Fine Arts

Professional Writing

Requirements for a Minor in Professional Writing

The Professional Writing Minor is an interdisciplinary and designed to complement a wide variety of majors, including Business, History, Computer Science, Communication Arts, Political Science, Psychology, Natural Sciences, and Sociology.

Students pursuing a Minor in Professional Writing must complete at least 18 semester hours of coursework.

3 hours – ENGL 3353 Advanced Composition (or approved substitute for English majors)

3 hours – ENGL 3393Technical Writing

3 hours – ENGL 3327 Topics in Creative Writing or COMM 3313 News Reporting and Writing

9 hours – approved electives:

  • BUSI 2301 Business Communications
  • ENGL 3327 Topics in Creative Writing, different topic if taken for major
  • COSC 1324 Web Site Design and Maintenance
  • ENGL 4353 when special topic is in Writing
    (requires approval of the English advisor)
  • COMM 2317 Introduction to Communication Theory and Practice
  • ENGL 2353 Professional Writing Technologies
  • ENGL 3323 Teaching Writing
  • COMM 4340 Topics in Journalism Writing and Editing,
    different topic if taken for major
  • ENGL 3363 Advanced Rhetoric and Argumentation