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Minor in Professional Writing

Department of English

The professional writing minor combines work in writing theory with practical applications in professional contexts. The minor is intended to provide background and practice for students who want to excel professionally and/or are interested in pursuing graduate work in rhetoric or technical writing.


  • ENGL 245: Writing in the Workplace (3 credit hours)

Choose five of the following......................................15

ENGL 250 Rhetorical Grammar

ENGL 345 Business Writing

ENGL 360 Composition Studies

ENGL 362 Literature and Media Cultures

ENGL 450 English Grammar

ENGL 460 Advanced Composition

ENGL 461 Writing About the Arts

ENGL 462 Technical Writing

ENGL 463 Writing Workshop: Nonfiction

ENGL 467 Argumentation

ENGL 468 Studies in Writing

ENGL 497 Directed Internship

COMM 345 Workplace Communications

COMM 332 Writing Across the Media I

COMM 376 Visual Communication I

  • Total hours required: 18

Students must earn a grade of C or better.

3 hours of independent study may be applied to the minor, but only in extraordinary cases and only with the prior approval of the English Department chair.

No more than six (6) hours from ENGL 468