Please see the separate program listing for Writing Studies, filed alphabetically under the College of Arts and Sciences. This interdisciplinary program draws from courses in English, Communications Studies, Theatre, and other disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Writing Studies Minor focuses on giving students advanced instruction in rhetoric and writing in both creative and professional contexts; students can choose from a variety of courses including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, journalism, playwriting, visual rhetoric, ethnography and online writing. The minor emphasizes the use of a variety of technologies to help students sharpen their rhetorical, information literacy, and document design and production skills. Students are strongly encouraged to complete a writing internship. Many writing classes entail a service-learning component in which students do some writing for an organization.