Professional Writing Minor

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The interdisciplinary minor in Professional Writing will introduce students to various types of professional writing and will provide opportunities for them to develop their writing skills and to practice them in an internship setting.

Students must complete 22-24 credits for the minor. Courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C- unless otherwise specified, and a 2.0 overall GPA in courses used for the minor is required. A maximum of two transfer courses (3 or 4 credits each) may be applied to the minor. No more than 8 credits used by the student to satisfy major requirements may be used in the minor.

Students should select courses from the following subject areas:

English Courses
Select three of the following:12
Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
Professional and Technical Writing
21st Century Journalism: How the News Works
Writing and Reporting the News I
Introduction to Digital Reporting
Communication Arts Courses
Select at least one of the following:4
Media Writing
Fundamentals of Video Production
Social Media for Organizations and Business
Computing Courses
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to Computer Applications
Mobile Computing First and For Most
Other course by permission
Select one of the following:1-4
Another discipline-based internship approved by the minor supervisor
Total Credits21-24

 For more information, contact Susanne Paterson, English minor supervisor, at (603) 641-4115.