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Professional Writing Minor

The minor in Professional Writing offers students a foundation in composing documents for a variety of purposes and audiences. Students develop greater mastery over the written language as well as enhanced critical thinking, reading, and analytic skills. Courses in the minor provide students with choices that stress not only the theory and practice of writing but also grammar, language studies, history of the English language, composition, creative writing, professional writing, and logic.

A minor in Professional Writing can help prepare students for a variety of career choices, including communication, education, law, marketing, professional and technical writing, public relations, or any field in which writing plays a significant role.

The minor in Professional Writing can be combined with a major in English or other majors.

Requirements for the minor:

The minor is a total of 21 credits.

Required courses

  • ENGL 2280 – Basic Grammar and Usage (3 cr.)
    OR
    ENGL 2281 – Introduction to Language Studies (3 cr.)

  • ENGL 3311 – Writing and Researching about Literature (3 cr.)
  • ENGL 4487 – History of the English Language (3 cr.)

Plus FOUR courses (at least two upper-division) selected from the following (12 cr.)

  • ENGL 1107 - Nature of Language (3 cr.)
  • ENGL 2206 – Creative Writing Workshop (3 cr.)
  • ENGL 3306 – Intermediate Writing Workshop (3 cr.)
  • ENGL 3307 – Professional and Technical Writing (3 cr.)
  • ENGL 4401 – Advanced Composition (3 cr.)
  • ENGL 4406 – Advanced Creative Writing Workshop (3 cr.)
  • ENGL 4481 – Studies in Grammar (3 cr.)
  • ENGL 4484 – Rotating Topics in Linguistics (3 cr.)
  • PHIL 2201 – Introduction to Logic (3 cr.)

Contact us:
Students who are interested in this minor are encouraged to meet with one of our Professional Writing faculty to map out a course of study that meets their interests and goals.

Dr. Terry Engebretsen (Meridian Campus)
Department of English and Philosophy
208-373-1826
Dr. Hal Hellwig
Department of English and Philosophy
208-2822610
Dr. Angela Petit, Director of Composition
Department of English and Philosophy
208-2822531

For additional information —
Krissy Turner
Administrative Assistant
Department of English and Philosophy
208-2822478