Department of Writing and Rhetoric

Write Here, Write Now.

Minor in Professional Writing

The minor in professional writing prepares students to become effective written, spoken, visual, and electronic communicators in a variety of digital, disciplinary, and workplace environments. Students choose their emphases in many classroom projects to complement and extend the knowledge acquired in any major and meet their intended career goals. Special emphasis is given to navigating the terrain of electronic writing environments and social media through portfolio projects and allowing students to develop reflective practices to direct their learning beyond the academy.


A minor in professional writing consists of 18 hours of Writ courses, including:

  • Writ 100/101 or Engl 101 or Hon 101
  • Writ/Liba 102 or Engl 102 or Hon 102
  • Engl 250 or Writ 250
  • Writ 310
  • Writ 350
  • Writ 399
  • Writ 410

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