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Writing Minor

Capital College (WRTNG): Penn State Harrisburg
Penn State Abington - contact: Liliana Naydan, lmn122@psu.edu

Writing is valued as a mode of learning, as a means of expression, and as a skill highly desirable in the workplace. Personal development, interpersonal communication, and professional marketability may all be enhanced by the further study and practice of writing. For these reasons, the Writing minor offers students from virtually every discipline across the University an opportunity to learn more about a wide variety of writing: informative/persuasive, professional, and creative, while improving their own writing skills through hands-on writing experiences. In addition to offering students opportunities to study and practice different types of writing, the minor affords students the opportunity to write for/in different media, producing both print and electronic texts.

For the Writing minor, a total of 18 credits is required. Students may not count courses used to satisfy General Education Writing/Speaking Skills.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES: 6 credits
ENGL 211(3) (Sem: 3-8)
ENGL 420(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES: 6-12 credits
At least 3 credits of Additional/Supporting courses must be taken at the 400 level.
Select 6-12 credits from ENGL 50 GA(3), ENGL 209(1-6), ENGL 212(3), ENGL 213(3), ENGL 215(3), ENGL 412(3), ENGL 413(3), ENGL 414(3), ENGL 415(3), ENGL 416(3), ENGL 417(3), ENGL 418(3), ENGL 419(3), ENGL 421(3), ENGL 422(3), ENGL 423(3), ENGL 424(3), ENGL 425(3), ENGL 470(3), ENGL 471(3), ENGL 474(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES: 0-6 credits
Select 0-6 credits from a department-approved list (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2013

Blue Sheet Item #: 42-01-028

Review Date: 08/20/13

Program coordinator updated by Publications: 9/29/06

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