Public and Professional Writing Major (B.A.)

Program Requirements

Students must complete General Education requirements and World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Major Requirements
WRIT 201Introduction to Public and Professional Writing3
WRIT 207Technical Writing and Communication3
WRIT 208Digital Writing: Composing with Text, Image, and Sound3
WRIT 280Argumentation: from Antiquity to Online3
WRIT 319Technologies of Writing3
WRIT 400Community Writing: Theories, Practices, and Partnerships3
WRIT 440Seminar in Writing Studies3
Major Electives in Writing
Complete 3 courses. One must be at the 300 or 400 level.9
Style and Editing
Networked Writing
Workplace Writing
Visual Rhetoric and Writing
Rhetoric of Political Writing
Special Topics in Writing Studies
Writers in Action
Collaboration and Coauthoring
Grant Proposal Writing
Writing Women Safe: Writing, Rape Prevention, and Community Activism
Medical Rhetorics: Texts, Bodies, Illness, Treatment
Cooperative Education Experience I
Complementary Discipline Electives
Take four courses from the list below, with the direction of an advisor.12
Total Credits42

Complementary Discipline Electives

School of Communication and Media
CMDA 110Introduction to Communication and Media Arts3
CMDA 210Theorizing Communication and Media Arts3
CMST 215Media History and Form3
CMST 225New Media and Participatory Culture3
CMST 242Speaking Culturally3
CMST 245Communication, Media and Gender3
CMST 273Democracy and Communication3
JOUR 210News Reporting: Print and Online3
TVDM 201Language of Television3
TVDM 349Ethics of Mass Communication3
College of Science and Mathematics
CSIT 104Python Programming I3
EAES 210Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing3
EAES 160The Human Environment3
EAES 202Introduction to Sustainability Science3
EAES 260Energy, Environment and Society3
BIOL 107Biology for Survival3
BIOL 111Emerging Diseases3
STAT 109Statistics3
School of Business
ENTR 201The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation3
ACCT 204Fundamentals of Accounting3
ECON 202Economics and Finance for Non-Business Majors3
ECON 224Financial Economics3
INBS 250Introduction to International Business3
INFO 301Business Decision Making3
MGMT 231Management Processes3
MKTG 240Introduction to Marketing3
College of the Arts
ARFD 102Drawing as Research3
ARHT 101Special Topics in Global Art Cultures3
ARHT 105Global Foundations in Art and Visual Culture3
ARHT 106Modern Visions 1400-19453
ARHT 190Women and Art3
ARHT 191African-American Art3
ARHT 200Research Methods in Art History3
ARHT 203Modern Philosophies of Art3
ARHT 304History of Textiles3
ARHT 305Theories of Looking: Critical Theory and Visual Culture3
ARHT 331Renaissance Art in Italy: The Fifteenth Century3
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
LNGN 210Introduction to General Linguistics3
LNGN 250Language of Propaganda3
LNGN 255Language and Gender3
LNGN 284History of the English Language3
ENWR 205Creative Nonfiction3
GLQS 100Introduction to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (GLBTQ) Studies3
GSWS 102Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
JUST 205Perspectives on Justice Studies3
PALG 210Law and Litigation3