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Minor in Professional Writing

Interdisciplinary Program Administered by the College of Liberal Arts

Effective Spring 2008

The Minor in Professional Writing will include 6 courses, 2 from a list of courses approved as meeting the second writing requirement in General Education and reflecting writing offerings from a variety of departments, 1 from upper-division English courses in linguistics, 2 from upper-division English Department courses in professional writing, and 1 additional writing course from the lists approved for the minor.

The Minor in Professional Writing will consist of 18 hours (6 courses), meeting the following requirements:

Requirements (18 credits)

GROUP 1 [6 credits]: Two courses from the following:

INTSTUDY.231 Technical Writing

ENGLISH.111 Language and Social Interaction

ENGLISH.201 Composition 2

ENGLISH.203 Approaches to Literary Study

ENGLISH.212 Practical Grammar and Usage

THEATRE.340 Scriptwriting

ARTHSTRY.460 Research and Writing in Art History

HISTORY.298 Historiography and Historical Methods

HISTORY.398 Research and Writing Skills in History

ANTHRO.385 Anthropology Research and Writing Skills

BIOLOGY.290 Writing in Biology

GROUP 2 [3 credits]: One course from the following:

ENGLISH.311 Structure of English

ENGLISH.312 History of the English Language

ENGLISH.411 Modern Linguistic Theory

ENGLISH.413 Language in American Society

GROUP 3 [6 credits]: Two courses from the following:

ENGLISH.306 Theory and Practice of Writing

ENGLISH.307 Writing for the Internet

ENGLISH.308 Advanced Expository Writing

ENGLISH.309 Writing and Evaluating Technical Manuals

ENGLISH.401 Writing in the Professions

ENGLISH.402 Writing in Multiple Media

One additional course from GROUP 1 or GROUP 3 [3 credits]