Professional and Public Writing
This minor aims to prepare students to write confidently and effectively in professional and public situations. Students can choose to focus on professional writing, where they analyze and produce genres required by employers; public writing, where they study and engage in meaningful social action through written texts; or a combination of courses tailored to the student’s own interests. Students will write purposefully, imaginatively, and persuasively in, across, and beyond their college courses. The minor provides excellent preparation for students whether they are pursuing graduate school, law school, or want a significant edge in the professional world or within their communities.
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Select two (2) WTNG courses at the 200 Level or above from the following list of courses
|WTNG||200||Critical Writing for the Humanities and the Social Sciences*|
|WTNG||220||Critical Writing for the Professions*|
|WTNG||230||Rhetoric of Film: Writing about Film*|
|WTNG||299||Special Topics in Writing*|
Select two (2) WTNG courses at the 300 Level or above from the following list of courses
|WTNG||300||Rhetoric in a Global Context*|
|WTNG||301||The Rhetoric of Narrative*|
|WTNG||302||Art of Writing: Forms of the Essay*|
|WTNG||305||Writing the City*|
|WTNG||310||Advanced Writing Sciences*|
|WTNG||320||Writing for Business Organizations*|
|WTNG||321||Multimodal Writing in Public Spheres*|
|WTNG||322||Advancing Public Argument*|
Select one (1) course at the 400 Level or above from the following list of courses
|WTNG||400||Writing for Social Change|
|WTNG||460||Writing Studies Internship|
|WTNG||470||The Writing Thesis/Portfolio|
*This course meets the 200 level University writing requirement for the Core Curriculum.
To read more about our academic offerings, or to view full course descriptions, please refer to our University Catalog.