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CATALOG • 2009-2010


Writing – Minor

For information, contact Dr. Carolyn Segal.

Effective communication has become increasingly important to employers and to all educated people in today’s world. The ability to write well adds to students’ confidence that they will be able to perform well in their chosen careers. The purpose of this minor is twofold: to allow students who have an interest in writing to develop their abilities further; and to give students in all majors the chance to develop and improve their writing abilities as an enhancement of their field of study. The minor also offers students the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience through the internship option.

Requirements for the Writing Minor

The minor consists of 18 credits of coursework. ENG 235: Topics in Nonfiction Writing is required for the minor.  In addition to ENG 235, students choose 15 credits from among the following courses:
BUA 300 Writing for Management 3 credits
CST 180 Introduction to Journalism 3 credits
CST 216 “The Crestiad”: Staff 1-3 credits
ENG 200 Literary Analysis 3 credits
ENG 233 Creative Writing: Fiction 3 credits
ENG 234 Creative Writing: Poetry 3 credits
ENG 333 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction 3 credits
ENG 334 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry 3 credits
ENG 335 Advanced Nonfiction Writing 3 credits
FNA 103 Introduction to the Fine Arts 3 credits
HON 194 HONORS: Creative Writing 3 credits
(enrollment in the Honors Program is required)

In addition to the permanent selections listed above, appropriate courses offered under special topics or other courses with the WRI-2 designation may count for the minor.  Students may also choose to complete a three-credit internship (department approval is required). Students must also receive departmental approval to have a course count for the minor if the same course is also being used to fulfill another major or another minor.  No more than two courses from a student’s major may be used to satisfy the requirements for the Writing minor