Oct 21, 2021  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Writing Minor

The Writing Minor offers students a path to develop written communication skills that will be essential for success in any career. Writing Minors select from a flexible, diverse roster of courses, ranging from creative writing (poetry, prose, and playwriting) to rhetoric and grammar to mass media, which emphasize both practice and theories of writing and editing. As a capstone project, Writing Minors work one-on-one with an instructor to create a portfolio that reflects their finest work. Either as an integrated part of the traditional English major, or as a supplement to another major, the Writing minor provides marketable skills that are also at the core of a liberal-arts education.



Courses applied to the requirements for the English major may not also be counted toward the Writing minor. Students are responsible for any prerequisites for advance coursework within or outside the Department of English and Foreign Languages. Substitutions for the courses noted (excepting ENG 490 ) may be made on a case-by-case basis pending the adviser’s approval.