Dec 06, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Professional and Popular Writing Minor


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The Professional and Popular Writing Minor offers students an interdisciplinary
approach to writing that complements any major. The program combines courses
in professional writing across disciplines with popular writing for informational and
creative purposes. Students enrolled in the Professional and Popular Writing
minor will gain an understanding of the craft of writing in personal, professional,
and popular contexts; develop their personal philosophy of writing; and create a
portfolio of written work demonstrating their ability to write in a range of
professional and popular modes for print and online audiences.

Minor Requirements: 

WR 250 Fundamentals of Writing Practice 3
WR 450 Writing Portfolio 1

At least 3 credits in Professional Writing from this list: 

ENG 302 Writing in the Health Professions
MCOM 305 Public Relations Writing
MCOM 335 Media Writing
MCOM 345 Sports Writing
MCOM 365 Editing the News
MCOM 425 Public Affairs Reporting

At least 3 credits in Popular Writing from this list: 

ENG 317 Creative Writing Workshop
ENG 318 Writing for Online Audiences
MCOM 401 Applied Writing

Additional approved courses in Professional and Popular Writing Credit(s): 8

Total: 18

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