Writing, Minor

Program Code: WRTNG_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

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

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
ENGL 211Introduction to Writing Studies3
ENGL 420Writing for the Web3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6-12 credits of the following: 16-12
Introduction to Creative Writing Keystone/General Education Course
Journal or Magazine Practicum
Introduction to Fiction Writing Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to Poetry Writing
Introduction to Article Writing
Advanced Fiction Writing
Advanced Poetry Writing
Biographical Writing
Advanced Nonfiction Writing
Science Writing
The Editorial Process
Advanced Technical Writing and Editing
Advanced Business Writing
Advanced Expository Writing
Fiction Workshop
Poetry Writing Workshop
Creative Writing and the Natural World
Nonfiction Workshop
Rhetorical Theory and Practice
Rhetorical Traditions
Issues in Rhetoric and Composition
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 0-6 credits from a department-approved list 10-6

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

Harrisburg

Maggie Gerrity, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
Olmsted Building, W355
Middletown, PA 17057
717-948-6629
mlg34@psu.edu

Abington

Liliana Naydan
Assistant Professor, English
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001
215-881-7585
lmn122@psu.edu

Contact

Harrisburg

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES
Olmsted Building, W356
Middletown, PA 17057
717-948-6189
mpf5451@psu.edu

https://harrisburg.psu.edu/humanities/english/minor-writing

Abington

DIVISION OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001
215-881-7585
lmn122@psu.edu

http://abington.psu.edu/liliana-naydan