(New Requirements Effective in Fall 2016)
Eastern’s minor in writing allows students to explore writing – from the imaginative to the persuasive, from fiction to political blogs, from graphic novels to digital hypertexts – as both writers and critics. Given the importance of clear written and multimodal communication in nearly every profession, the writing minor is an ideal complement to any major. The variety of courses in which writing is the subject of study enables students to develop their particular interests and goals, whether in creative writing, rhetoric, business writing, editing and publishing, or any combination of these.
The Writing Minor consists of 18 credits. (See “Course Options” below.) For English majors, 9 of the 18 credits must be earned in addition to the 42 needed to fulfill the English major requirement. Thus, an English major with a Writing Minor will be required to complete 51 total credits in English beyond the LAC.
Only three credits of Internship credit (in ENG 491, 492, 493, or 495) may be counted toward the Writing Minor.
Courses to be counted must receive a grade of C or higher.
Approval of a course of study for the Writing Minor program by the English Department chairperson is required.
At Least 18 Credits from the Following:
|ENG||200||Reading and Writing Argument||3|
|ENG||203||Introduction to Writing Literary Criticism||3|
|ENG||204||Introduction to Writing Studies||3|
|ENG||205||Introduction to Creative Writing||3|
|ENG||206||Multimodal Writing Workshop||3|
|ENG||207||Forms in Creative Writing||3|
|ENG||209||Writing for Children and Young Adults||3|
|ENG||220||Introduction to Literacy Studies in Composition||3|
|ENG||230||Reading and Writing Electronic Literature||3|
|ENG||237||Encoding Electronic Texts||3|
|ENG||238||Literary Magazine Editing||3|
|ENG||241||Critical and Creative Thinking||3|
|ENG||271||Classical Rhetoric, Modern Contexts||3|
|ENG||300||Business and Technical Writing||3|
|ENG||306||Digital Rhetorics and Literacies||3|
|ENG||362||Writing for Digital Environments||3|
|ENG||363||Copyright in the Digital Age||3|
|ENG||369||Cultural Studies and Creative Writing||3|
|ENG||370||Composition Theory & Pedagogy||3|
|ENG||371||Rhetorical Theory & Criticism||3|
|ENG||372||Creative Writing Abroad||3|
|ENG||373||Studies in Rhetoric and Composition||3|
|ENG||374||Rhetoric of the Hollywood Film||3|
|ENG||376||Advanced Forms, Theory, and Practice in Creative Writing||3|
|ENG||381||Advanced Fiction Workshop||3|
|ENG||382||Advanced Poetry Workshop||3|
|ENG||480||Independent Study in Creative Writing or|
Rhetoric and Composition
|ENG||481||LAW Independent Study in Writing for Publication||3|
|ENG||491||Internship in the Writing Center||3|
|ENG||492||Internship in College Writing Plus||3|
|ENG||493||Teaching Assistantship in Writing||3|
|ENG||495||Internship in Writing and Editing||3-6|