The minor in professional writing’s 15 hours of coursework include a variety of writing courses that can be taken across several departments. English 4189: Capstone Internship will give you a hands-on writing experience at a local business, nonprofit, government agency or other professional organization.
Recommended order of courses (15 total credit hours):
- 2367, any department (second-level writing course)
- Group A elective, at least one from this group
- Group B elective, additional electives
- English 4150: Cultures of Professional Writing
- English 4189: Capstone Internship in Professional Writing
Note: Because we require that students take English 4150: Cultures of Professional Writing prior to their professional writing internship, we offer both of our core courses during all three semester terms (first, second and May + summer).
Unless otherwise indicated, electives listed below are 3 credit hours each.
Group A electives
At least one elective must come from this group. You may take two from group A and exempt group B.
- ENGLISH 3304: Business and Professional Writing
- ENGLISH 3305: Technical Writing
- ENGLISH 3405: Special Topics in Professional Communication/Technical Editing
- ENGLISH 3467S: Issues and Methods in Tutoring Writing (cross-listed as CSTW 3467S)
- ENGLISH 4567S: Rhetoric and Community Service: A Writing Seminar
You must complete a total of three credit hours in this elective group, which may require taking more than one course. If you have taken one of these classes as a requirement for your major, that course may also count toward the minor.
- AGRCOMM 4130: Publication Design & Production
- AGRCOMM 5135: Agricultural Feature Writing (5 hours)
Agricultural systems management
- AGSYSMT 2305: Professional Development 1 (2 hours)
- AVN 2200: Aviation Communication
- COMM 2210: News Design
- COMM 2221: Media Writing & Editing
- COMM 2321: Writing for Strategic Communication
- COMM 2511: Visual Communication Design
- COMM 3334: Strategic Message Design
- COMM 3404: Media Law & Ethics
- COMM 3629: Language & Social Interaction
- COMM 4202: Magazine Writing
- COMM 4511: User-Centered Communication Design
Construction Systems Management
- CONSYSM 2305: Professional Development 1
- ENGLISH 2268: Writing of Creative Nonfiction 1
- ENGLISH 2269: Digital Media Composing
- ENGLISH 2276: Arts of Persuasion
- ENGLISH 3271: Structure of the English Language
- ENGLISH 3468: Intermediate Creative Writing: Special Topics in Creative Nonfiction
- ENGLISH 3662: An Introduction to Literary Publishing
- ENGLISH 4568: Writing of Creative Nonfiction 2
- ENGLISH 4569: Digital Media and English Studies
- ENGLISH 4570: Intro to History of English
- ENGLISH 4572: Traditional Grammar & Usage
- ENGLISH 4574: History & Theories of Writing
- THEATRE 5331: Screenwriting
- THEATRE 5961: Playwriting
For more information, please stop by the Department of English's front desk in 421 Denney Hall or call the reception staff at 614-292-6065 to schedule an appointment with an advisor.