Steering Committee: Fleury, Harding, Taylor
The professional writing concentration is an interdisciplinary cluster of four courses that complements all academic majors. Students who complete the concentration should be able to write clear non-academic prose for a variety of audiences. The concentration has also been designed to encourage fluency in research, technology, design, and professional ethics.
Students completing the concentration may choose courses from a variety of departments to suit their own interests and academic goals. All students take the foundational course, ENG 201: Introduction to Professional Writing. Additional Group 1 courses address central issues in the field; Group 2 courses address supplementary issues. Courses may be taken in any order. A pre-approved internship or editorship may be completed in place of a fourth class.
Students who intend to apply to graduate school in Professional Writing are encouraged to complete Advanced Professional Writing (ENG 301) and to complete an internship and/or editorship.
CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS: four courses from at least two different departments, including:
- ENG 201
- one course chosen from Group 1: COM 120, ENG 202, ENG 203, ENG 301, or CIS 271
- one course chosen from either Group 1 (listed above) or Group 2: BIO 215, COM 320, COM 360, COM 381, ENG 200, ESP 301, FRN 371, GER 371, CIS 275, MUS 310, PHL 231, PHL 232, SPN 371, THR 181
- one of the following: an additional course from either Group 1 or Group 2, an approved internship, or an approved editorship