College of Arts & Sciences

Professional and Technical Writing - Minor


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A minor is a structured group of courses that leads to considerable knowledge and understanding of a subject, although with less depth than a major. Some employers consider minors desirable, and the corresponding major requirements at the University may stipulate a minor. Some students choose to complement their major program with a minor in a related field or even in an entirely different field of interest.

Preminor Requirements

Students must fulfill the Composition and Communication Core requirement: 
WRD/CIS 110 - Composition and Communication I [3 hours]
WRD/CIS 111 - Composition and Communication II [3 hours]
WRD/CIS 112 - Accelerated Composition and Communication II [3 hours]

Minor Requirements 

WRD 204 - Technical Writing [3 hours]
WRD 300 - Introduction to Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies [3 hours]
WRD 306 - Introduction to Professions in Writing [3 hours]
WRD 406 - Topics in Professional Writing [3 hours]
Students must also choose 6 additional hours from the following [6 hours]
WRD 203 - Business Writing [3 hours]
WRD 208 - Multimedia Writing [3 hours]
WRD 301 - Style for Writers [3 hours]
WRD 322 - Rhetoric and Argument [3 hours]
WRD 405 - Editing English Prose [3 hours]
WRD 408 - Digital Composing [3 hours]

Total Hours - 18*

*Total number does not include pre-minor requirement 

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