Minor in Creative and Professional Writing in English

Technical and Professional Writing is part of our effort to collapse the better and more relevant aspects of the Writing Minor into the Language Minor (see proposed amendments to the Minor below). The idea is to help springboard students into professional life in ways that enhance verbal and text-based literacies and prepare them for the kinds of discursive and communicative acts they will likely encounter in their professions. The requirement of two 400-level courses in a Minor was, we felt, off-putting to potential Minors. 450 and 452 will stand as options to each other in the Minor—while both include elements of both textual and verbal literacy, each has its own focus, which allows students to choose this vital 400-level requirement according to their interests or strengths.

Program Objectives

  • Develop fiction/non-fiction writing and publication skills.
  • Develop language editing skills to a professional standard.
  • Apply electronic publishing skills.
  • Apply effective group management skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Produce English texts consistent with professional requirements.
  • Edit English texts to conform to professional requirements.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of electronic publishing techniques.
  • Collaborate with others to produce electronic publications.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : N/A

Creative and Professional Writing in English


Required Courses (18.00 hours)

Credit Hours
EWR215Advanced Composition TA3.000
EWR390Creative Writing Fiction3.000
EWR395Tech & Prof Writing TA3.000
EWR480Practicum Writing3.000
DRA370Playwriting & Performance in Arabic  13.000
MSC235Principles of the Writing for Media3.000
EWR380Creative Writing Non-fiction   23.000
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20-Aug-2017