Writing Minor

WHY MINOR IN WRITING?

What do all careers require across industries? The ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

With a minor in writing, you'll explore at least three different genres—from technical forms like journalism and grant writing to more creative forms like poetry and fiction. This exposure will increase your media literacy skills, as well as your ability to communicate with different target audiences.

A minor in writing can also scratch that creative itch you might experience if you're pursuing a STEM major. Many of our Game students and those with majors in our ITS division take writing classes for that exact reason. A minor in writing adds a bit of creative expression into your curriculum while providing technical skills that will benefit you no matter what career path you choose.

Upon completion of this minor, you'll be able to: 

  • Make edits on both micro and macro scale that demonstrate a mastery of the roles of form, diction, craft, and overall architecture in creating a piece of purposeful, coherent, and grammatically accurate writing of marketable quality.
  • Organize ideas and language effectively so as to address specific readers and meet specific purposes.
  • Explore, experiment with, and invent a variety of forms of writing in which original ideas combine with suitable and effective expression.

Courses in this minor include: