Department of English

Programs / Minors: Minor in Professional Writing

The Minor in Professional Writing

The minor in professional writing prepares students to be critical thinkers, careful researchers, and creative and capable writers who are able to respond effectively to contemporary writing tasks and opportunities. Students receive advanced instruction in rhetoric, editing, technologies of writing, workshop critique, and the production of workplace, academic, and creative texts. The minor provides a credential in writing, which is a desirable supplement to a variety of undergraduate majors.

Programs

Select four of the following - 12 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • FILM 3105
    Fundamentals of Writing for Film and Television
    3
  • FILM 4105
    Advanced Writing for Film and Television
    3
  • WRIT 3000
    Introduction to Creative Writing Genres
    3
  • WRIT 3100
    Poetry Writing
    3
  • WRIT 3109
    Careers in Writing
    3
  • WRIT 3110
    Playwriting
    3
  • WRIT 3111
    Professional Editing
    3
  • WRIT 3120
    Fiction Writing
    3
  • WRIT 3130
    Literary Nonfiction
    3
  • WRIT 3140
    Writing for the Workplace
    3
  • WRIT 3150
    Topics in Digital Rhetoric
    3
  • WRIT 3160
    Argumentative Writing
    3
  • WRIT 3170
    Environmental Writing and Literature
    3
  • Any 4000-level WRIT course

Notes:
Because all minors require fifteen hours, a fifth course will be selected from the student's Area F requirements in consultation with the advisor for the minor.

Program Total (15 Credit Hours)


Important Information about Minors

When you declare a formal minor, it is not automatically displayed on your transcript. In order to graduate with a minor that will be noted on your permanent record, you must declare the minor through Owl Express.

  • A course may not fulfill requirements of more than one minor or certificate.
  • Students must earn a grade of at least "C" in all course work applicable to a formal minor.
  • The credit hours for some courses may be counted toward both the major and minor, but at least 9 hours of the minor must be non-duplicative with course requirements in the major.
  • At least 6 of the upper division hours must be earned in residence at KSU.
For more information, contact our Assistant Director of Academic Advising, Dr. Dorothy Kuykendal (dkuyken3@kennesaw.edu; 470-578-7531).