No coursework in this program may be taken pass/fail. The writing minor is intended to provide academic recognition to students who have demonstrated their ability in writing. The minor will help students establish eligibility for graduate programs in writing. It is also evidence of training that may be offered to prospective employers.
Students must have a 3.00 GPA in writing courses, junior standing and permission from the Department of English before enrolling in the required portfolio course.
|WRITING MINOR REQUIREMENTS (23-25 credits)|
|ENG||40010||Writing Portfolio *||2|
|Choose from the following: (maximum two courses at the 20000-level)||12|
|ENG||20002||Introduction to Technical Writing (3) *|
|20021||Introduction to Creative Writing (3) *|
|30062||Principles of Technical Writing (3) *|
|30063||Business and Professional Writing (3) *|
|30064||Argumentative Prose Writing (3) *|
|30065||Expository Prose Writing (3) *|
|30067||Fiction Writing I (3) *|
|30068||Fiction Writing II (3) *|
|30069||Poetry Writing I (3) *|
|30070||Poetry Writing II (3) *|
|JMC||40037||Scriptwriting for Video and Film (3) *|
|41027||Advanced Playwriting (3) *|
Cognate Courses: choose from both group A and B:
Minimum one course from each group. Maximum one course at the 20000-level.
|Group A: Language and Literary Criticism|
|ENG||31001||Fundamental English Grammar (3) *|
|31002||History of the English Language (3) *|
|31003||Linguistics (3) *|
|31095||Special Topics Linguistics (3) *|
|39595||Special Topics Literary Criticism(3) *|
|36001||Literary Criticism(3) *|
|PSYC||40461||Psychology of Language (3) *|
|TRST||30230||Approaches to Translation (3) *|
|Group B: Theory and Practice of Communication|
|25902||Communication Theory (3)|
|35252||Theories of Rhetorical Discourse(3) *|
|ENG||37201||Writing in Communities (3) *|
|41096||Individual Investigation: Kent State University Press Internship (3) *|
|49095||Senior Special Topics: Writing Internship Program (3) *|
|JMC||20001||Media,Power and Culture (3)|
|20004||Media Writing (3) *|
|40022||Film as Communication (3) *|
|PHIL||31060||Aesthetics (3) *|
|41080||Philosophy and Art in the Modern Age (3) *|
*Course has prerequisites that must be taken prior to enrollment in minor. See the course descriptions for prerequisite information.
Students may apply to the program coordinator for permission to use special topics courses and other appropriate courses not
listed in the curriculum to satisfy the cognate requirement.
Students in the College of the Arts may request that specific courses in art and music be accepted as meeting the two cognate area requirements.
Students in the College of Communication and Information may request that specific courses in communication studies and journalism and mass communication be accepted as meeting the two cognate area requirements.
Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.