Writing Minor

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The Writing Minor is intended to provide academic recognition to students who have demonstrated their ability in writing. The Minor helps to establish eligibility for graduate programs in writing or it provides evidence of training that may be offered to prospective employers.

Students from any college or discipline can enroll in one of the two options for the Writing Minor: the Creative Writing Minor or the Professional and Technical Writing Minor. Classes can be taken on any campus over the course of several semesters. No course work in this program may be taken pass-fail.

Here's how it's done:

  1. Make your declaration in your college first. 
  2. Plan to take the required courses, which vary depending on the Minor you choose. Please see the requirements for the Creative Writing Minor and the Professional and Technical Writing Minor.
  3. In addition, the Writing Portfolio is an optional course that is offered to students as part of the Writing Minor. Submit a Writing Portfolio if you choose to complete that aspect of the Minor. (Note that completed Writing Portfolios will be eligible for the Zurava Award, which is accompanied by a monetary prize and awarded at the English Department Awards Ceremony in the Spring.)