Students in the Writing minor will develop their academic, critical, and rhetorical writing skills in ways that enhance their major courses of study. By moving beyond the competencies introduced in the first-year writing seminar, the Writing minor will provide students with opportunities to practice, refine, and extend their skills as academic, professional, and creative writers. The curriculum, composed of new and existing courses in rhetoric and writing, as well as writing-enhanced courses across the disciplines, prepares students to participate in various writing situations both inside and outside the academy.
At least 18 credits of coursework, including:
|Select one 3-credit gateway course||3|
|Select one 3-credit capstone course||3|
|Select an additional six credits from upper level writing courses||6|
|Select six credits from elective or upper-level writing courses||6|
|WRI 210||Advanced Academic Writing *||3|
|or WRI 212||Literary Nonfiction: Art of the Essay|
The course not taken as the introduction to the minor may be taken in the second category.
Minimum of 6 credits:
|WRI 210||Advanced Academic Writing||3|
|WRI 212||Literary Nonfiction: Art of the Essay||3|
|WRI 306||Special Topics in Rhetoric and Writing||1.5,3|
|WRI 307||Contemporary Theory of Rhetoric and Writing||1.5,3|
|WRI 310||Interaction in Language: Introduction to Written Discourse Studies||3|
|WRI 320||Writing in and about Science: Scientists as Writers and Writers as Scientists||3|
|WRI 340||Practice in Rhetoric and Writing *||3|
|WRI 341||Writing Center Pedagogy||3|
|WRI 344||Magazine Writing||3|
|ENG 309||Modern English Grammar||3|
|ENG 390||The Structure of English||3|
May be repeated once for credit towards the minor.
Any upper level writing course or writing-enriched courses across the disciplines that do not satisfy the gateway course or the 6 credits toward the minor may be used as electives. (A list of writing enhanced courses will be found on the Writing Program’s webpage.)
|WRI 350||Writing Minor Capstone||3|
The Writing Minor is intended to complement a student’s major, and “double dipping” is discouraged. No more than one course may count toward another program of study.