The Writing Minor

The Writing Minor can help you to develop personal and workplace writing skills and greater rhetorical sensitivity. The minor works well to expand your professional abilities for careers in advertising, public relations, computer science, business, math, nursing, and engineering, to name a few. The minor requires a total of 18 credits, and the requirements are structured so that you can tailor your course selection to fit your professional needs and personal talents as a writer.

First, pick three (3) of the four core courses:

WRT 200    Introduction to Professional Writing
WRT 210    Writing with Style
WRT 219    Introduction to Creative Writing
WRT 253    Document Production and Design

Generally, you will want to take all three of your core courses before moving onto the upper-level courses, as they provide a good foundation for advanced work.


Additionally, pick any three (3) upper-level writing courses from the following list.
*Note that upper-level courses generally require some prerequisite courses from the core. You will want to verify that the core courses you selected satisfy those requirements by checking the WRT course catalog descriptions, as well as to verify that the upper-level course you have selected is generally offered the year that you intend to take it.

WRT 307    Consulting with Writers
WRT 308    Working with Manuscripts
WRT 310    Intermediate Style and Technique
WRT 320    Intermediate Poetry Workshop
WRT 330    Intermediate Fiction Workshop
WRT 350    Business Communication 
WRT 351    Writing for the Web
WRT 353    Visual Rhetoric and Document Design
WRT 354    Writing in the Global Context
WRT 360    Intermediate Creative Nonfiction
WRT 365    Intermediate Magazine Writing
WRT 380    Special Topics Course
WRT 381    Sports and Writing
WRT 410    Advanced Style and Technique
WRT 420    Advanced Poetry Workshop
WRT 430    Advanced Fiction Workshop
WRT 451    Advanced Writing for the Web
WRT 455    Multimodal Composing
WRT 460    Advanced Creative Nonfiction
WRT 465    Advanced Magazine Writing

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