Jun 07, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Writing Minor

The Professional Writing Minor is designed for students across the disciplines who would choose to engage in focused study and practice in applied writing for creative professionals. Courses in the minor explore the rhetorical, ethical, and cultural dimensions of all communicative acts and provide opportunities to learn, research, create, and distribute content for print and digital networked writing environments. The curriculum is designed to accommodate changes in approaches to professional and digital writing and changes in technology in the coming years. Professional Writing students will have the opportunity to gain practical skills in writing for the workplace, experience in writing effectively for and about the arts and media, and advanced abilities in research, editing, writing, and content design while exploring the deep relationship between communicative and creative arts writing practices. This minor is intended to help students prepare for the steadily increasing numbers of specialized professional writing positions in creative industries, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.