This minor provides students with opportunities to learn and apply advanced strategies for writing academic, professional, and civic documents. Students examine the theoretical, interdisciplinary, and professional aspects of writing and develop their expository, persuasive, organizational, and stylistic skills through close analysis of rhetorical situations and the features and approaches of successful writing. The strong communication and analytical skills developed while earning this minor contribute to student success in a wide variety of professional careers as well as graduate education.
The minor is a valuable asset for students interested in working in media organizations, trade and professional associations, and non-profit organizations related to the arts, schools, and social change. It is also beneficial to students interested in careers in business, science, engineering, accounting, and many others that demand strong writing and communication skills for promotion and advancement.
Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.
Total credits: 15
Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.
|ENGH 388||Professional and Technical Writing||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Topics in Writing and Rhetoric (when offered as "Advanced Technical Writing")|
|Internship (with permission of minor coordinator)|
|Students must take 3 electives: either 3 ENGH courses, or 2 ENGH courses and 1 elective from outside the department.||9|
|Web Authoring and Design|
|Rhetoric and New Media|
|Introduction to Writing and Rhetoric|
|Writing Nonfiction Genres|
|Editing for Audience, Style, and Voice|
|Forms of Nonfiction|
|Creative Nonfiction Writing|
|RS: Writing Ethnography (Mason Core)|
|RS: Writing Nonfiction for Publication (Mason Core)|
|Topics in Writing and Rhetoric|
|Proposal Writing and Development|
|Writing for Artists|
|Writing for Designers|
|Writing across the Media|
|Business and Professional Communication|
|Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace|
|Professional Preparation for STEM Disciplines|
|Psychology of Communication (Mason Core)|
|Community Engagement for Social Change (Mason Core)|
|RS: Story Design for Computer Games|