Minor in Writing

Students who wish to have a minor in Writing must take a total of 15 credits in writing-related English or related courses.

Minor Requirements

Admission to the Writing Minor


  • A grade of B or better in one writing course;
  • Recommendation from one English instructor; and 
  • One writing sample submitted to the major/minor coordinator.

Admission to the minor is conditional upon review by the major/minor coordinator.  Students who are not approved by the major/minor coordinator may appeal to the department chair.  Courses taken to satisfy major requirements in English cannot be counted toward this minor.

Required courses 15 hours

Choose five courses:
ART 325 Scriptwriting (3)
ENG 375 Media Literacy (3)
ENG 380 Writing for the Business and Professional World (3)
ENG 381 Editing (3)
ENG 385 Fundamentals of Journalism (3)
ENG 390 Theories of Composition and Language Acquisition (3)
ENG 392 Creative Writing (3)
ENG 397 Advanced Composition (3)
ENG 396 Technical and Managerial Writing (3)
ENG 460 English Grammar for Writers and Future Teachers (3)
ENG 495 Special Topics [writing focus] (3)
ENG 499 Independent Study [writing focus] (3)
THE 342 Playwriting (3)

Note: ENG 320 Field Experience (3) or a consortium course (3 credit hours) may substitute for one elective.

Total 15 hours

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