Degrees and Requirements

English Studies: Professional Writing

To complete the English Studies Professional Writing Minor, 15 credits are required.

Minor must be completed within the student's graduation timeline. Two academic years are estimated to complete the minor due to course rotation and prerequisites.

Summary of Requirements

Required Courses -- choose five courses from the following:

  • ENGL2029
    BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS |

    ENGL2029
    BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to teach students best practices in both written and oral business communication. Types of communications include: business letters, emails, reports, executive summaries, cover letters, resumes, PowerPoint presentations, and the job interview.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • ENGL2030
    TECHNICAL WRITING |

    ENGL2030
    TECHNICAL WRITING |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Designed to apply the basic principles of communication to technical information so that the student can learn to present complex technical messages in the clearest possible way.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ENGL1012(H)

  • ENGL2040
    CREATIVE WRITING |

    ENGL2040
    CREATIVE WRITING |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A course designed to stimulate writing in prose and poetry, with emphasis on readings and exercises in craft.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • ENGL3012
    SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMPOSITION |

    ENGL3012
    SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMPOSITION |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    These topics courses are writing workshops designed to allow students to write in a particular genre and/or for a designated audience with the support of a publishing writer and the other members of the workshop.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ENGL1012(H)

  • ENGL3031
    JOURNALISM I |

    ENGL3031
    JOURNALISM I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This is an introductory course in journalistic style and a variety of media formats. Students learn editing, interviewing and reporting skills. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    ENGL1012(H)

  • ENGL3032
    JOURNALISM II |

    ENGL3032
    JOURNALISM II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This is an advanced course in newspaper writing, focusing primarily on the production of a variety of news stories. Special emphasis is placed on research, interviewing and advanced reporting skills. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    ENGL1012(H)

  • ENGL3037
    ADVANCED EXPOSITION |

    ENGL3037
    ADVANCED EXPOSITION |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An advanced course in essay writing with emphasis on improving writing style. Methods include an examination of professional writings, frequent written assignments, detailed criticism of student's papers and evaluation of revisions to increase writing flexibility and precision.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ENGL1012(H)