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Professional Writing Concentration

NOTE: This listing differs from the catalog listing in that for each concentration here we list all the degree requirements rather than just those required for the concentration.

Total credits in the Professional Writing concentration: 42 credits
Total credits in the Integrative Core Curriculum: 28-45
Total open elective credits: 33-50
Total for B.A. in Writing: 120

Required Courses

  • WRTG 10600   Academic Writing I (does not count toward the major)

8 required courses (24 credits):

  • WRTG 16500   Introduction to the Essay
  • WRTG 17500   Introduction to Creative Writing
  • WRTG 20100   Argument
  • WRTG 22500   Grammar and Usage
  • WRTG 21100   Writing for the Workplace
  • WRTG 31100   Writing for the Professions
  • WRTG 41000   Senior Project
  • WRTG 41500   Senior Seminar

Select one course from the following (3 credits):

  • WRTG 20500   Personal Essay
  • WRTG 23200   Creative Nonfiction

Select one course from the following (3 credits):

  • WRTG 36000   Language, Literature, and Writing Studies (formerly Composition Theory)
  • WRTG 36500   Poetics (creative writing theory)

Select three courses from the following (9 credits):

  • WRTG 21300   Technical Writing
  • WRTG 31400   Science Writing
  • WRTG 31700   Proposal and Grant Writing
  • WRTG 45000   Internship: Writing*

And an additional 3 credits of electives

* Can be taken twice

Total credits for the Creative Writing Concentration: 42