Professional Writing Concentration

Description

The Professional Writing Concentration prepares students to apply critical thinking and writing skills to a variety of professional writing settings in which clear, persuasive writing is necessary. 

Required Courses

  • ELIT 214 - Survey of American Literature
  • ELIT 215 - Survey of English Literature
  • ELIT 445 - Ancient Classics
  • ELIT 490 - Senior Capstone
  • ENGL 150 - English Major Qualification
  • ENGL 313 - Expository Writing
  • ENGL 320 - Rhetoric: The Performance of Argument
  • ENGL 420 - Technical and Professional Writing
  • ENGL 460 - Senior Research Project in English
  • ENGL 202 - Grammar and Its Consequences; OR ELIT/ENGL UD Elective
  • ENGL 307 - Creative Writing: Fiction; OR ENGL 308 - Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENGL 491 - English Practicum; OR ENGL 492 - English Internship

Required Cognates

  • BUAD 412 - Preparing to Meet the Firms
  • JOUR 105 - Writing for the Media
  • JOUR 205 - News Reporting

Your Choices

The department allows you to select and add to your major two other courses from among our many literature offerings. Your choices will be determined by your interests and the availability of specific courses. Most English courses are offered once every other year. Your advisor will be happy to explore your options with you. 

In addition, the department asks you to select two other courses from the following list:

  • ENGL 414 - Mapping the Publication Maze
  • JOUR 208 - Publication Tools and Techniques
  • JOUR 313 - Publication Editing
  • JOUR 316 - Magazine and Feature Writing
  • JOUR 356 - In-depth Reporting