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Professional Writing Minor

Hours - 17 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2018
Last Revision 9/19/2022
Holokai Category: Professional Studies
Sponsoring Program: English
Faculty Unit Assignment: Faculty of Arts & Letters

Program Requirements

Required — 14 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENGL 316 Technical Writing W 3.0 English – professional writing majors and professional writing minor students only
ENGL 330 Writing for the Professions F 3.0 ENGL 101
ENGL 331 Professional Career Writing W 3.0 ENGL 101
ENGL 332 Writing for Social Media S 3.0 ENGL 101
ENGL 491 Professional Writing Practicum F, W, S 2.0 ENGL 316, 330, 331, 332

Electives — 3 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
COMM 211 Media Writing F 3.0 ENGL 101
BUSM 320 Business Communication F, W, S 3.0 BUSM 180 w/C- or better (for non-ACCT majors), ACCT 203 (for ACCT majors); ENGL 101
PMGT 350 Crisis Management W 3.0
POSC 354 Legal Research and Writing S 3.0

Additional Program Requirements

All passing grades will be accepted in fulfilling minor or certificate requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completing a major in English, students will:

  • Engage in knowledgeable discussion, analysis, and appreciation of literary works and of the English language.
  • Conduct research that shows high standards of information literacy, critical thinking, and academic integrity.
  • Communicate clearly, persuasively, and professionally in writing and speaking.
  • Demonstrate understanding, empathy, and respect for people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Develop foundational skills for careers and further education.