The Professional Writing Minor is an interdisciplinary degree in writing and editing for business, science and the arts. Housed within the Department of English, the professional writing minor provides students with knowledge and skills much in demand by employers in government, business, social service, and community organizations. Take courses in Technical Writing and Editing, Policy Writing, Advanced Grammar, and Organizational Communication, among others. 15-credit "options" are also available in Professional Editing or Technical Writing.
This program is offered in English only.
The table below includes only the discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the possible combinations available within the Faculty Arts.
Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2021-2022 calendars for the previous requirements.
|ENG 1320||English Grammar for Professional Writers and Editors 1||3 Units|
|3 course units from:||3 Units|
|Workshop in Essay Writing|
|Technical Report Writing|
|Selected Topics in Literature and Composition|
|Engaging with Literature|
|Effective Business English|
|9 course units from:||9 Units|
|Interpersonal Communication 2|
|Organizational Communication 2|
|Introduction to Writing Creative Non-fiction|
|Writing for Digital Media I: Fundamentals of Digital Literacy|
|Introduction to Technical Writing|
|Writing about the Arts|
|Digital Journalism I|
|Documentation and Lexicology|
|Writing Techniques for Translators and Professional Writers I|
|12 course units from:||12 Units|
|Writing for Digital Media II|
|Communication in the Information Age|
|Editing Documents for Business, Science, and Technology|
|Editing in Arts and Humanities Publishing|
|Policy Writing and Writing for Government|
|Advanced Workshop in Creative Non-fiction|
|Digital Journalism II|
|Writing Techniques for Translators and Professional Writers II|
|Post-Editing and Technical Writing for Translators|
|3 course units in English (ENG) or in Communication (CMN) at the 2000 or 3000 level||3 Units|
Students from the School of Translation and Interpretation can substitute TRA 2313 for this requirement.
Can be taken with the permission of the Department of Communication.