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-course unit microprograms are also available in Professional Editing and in Professional 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|
|ENG 2380||Introduction to Technical Writing||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|
|6 course units from:||6 Units|
|Writing for Digital Media I: Fundamentals of Digital Literacy|
|Writing about the Arts|
|Writing for Digital Media II|
|Policy Writing and Writing for Government|
Students from the School of Translation and Interpretation can substitute TRA 2313 for this requirement.