Professional and Technical Writing Minor

Writing is a foundational skill in most professional fields. The professional and technical writing minor provides guided practice in designing and producing the kinds of visual and verbal communication expected in the workplace. In this program, students prepare a vast array of deliverable in a variety of genres and media while learning the importance of process, audience analysis, user-centered design, visual rhetoric, strong grammar skills and professionalism. The professional and technical writing minor is a strong pairing with majors in the sciences, humanities or any field where workplace writing is an expectation.

Degree Requirements

Core Courses (12 credits)

ENG 205Advanced English Grammar

4

WRI 281Technical Writing

4

WRI 381Technical and Professional Editing

4

Total Credit Hours:12

Electives (8 credits)

Choose from the following list of courses.
ENG 370Printing, Publishing and Book Arts

4

JOU 271News Reporting and Writing

4

JOU 371Feature Writing

4

WRI 220Writing on and for the Web

4

WRI 230-239Special Topics

1-4

WRI 242Publication Editing and Design

2-4

WRI 285Information Design

4

WRI 485-489Directed Professional Writing

1-4

WRI 490Writing Internship

1-10

Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 20