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Writing Minor

Why Minor in Writing?

Strong writers have better professional success regardless of the field. The Writing Minor provides non-English majors a chance to enhance their credentials and marketable skills by deepening their writing experience and developing a large selection of completed work to create a dossier. Writing Minors select any six writing courses to earn the required credit, and are eligible to gain experience through a writing internship as well.

Requirements for the Minor in Writing

Minors in English

Transfer students must complete 9 credits at Westfield, with 6 credits taken at the 0300 level.

    Requirements for the Writing Minor - 18 Credits

    Writing students take any combination of 18 credits from the following lists. At least 12 credits must be taken within the English department.

      Creative Writing:

       

      • ENGL 0246 - Creative Writing
      • ENGL 0335 - Special Topics in Creative Writing
      • ENGL 0340 - Creative Non-Fiction
      • ENGL 0345 - Writing Fiction
      • ENGL 0346 - Writing Poetry
      • ENGL 0371 - Playwriting
      • ENGL 0381 - Advanced Prose Writing
      • ENGL 0385 - Screenwriting for Feature Film

      Professional Writing:

       

      • ENGL 0275 - Journalism I or
      • COMM 0275 - Journalism I

      • ENGL 0276 - Writing About the Arts
      • ENGL 0285 - Basics of Film Writing
      • ENGL 0305 - Grant Writing
      • ENGL 0329 - Career Preparation for Writers
      • ENGL 0331 - Special Topics in Professional Writing
      • ENGL 0337 - Visual Rhetoric for Publishing Professionals
      • ENGL 0342 - The Freelancer

      • ENGL 0375 - Journalism II or
      • COMM 0375 - Journalism II

      • ENGL 0377 - Feature Writing
      • COMM 0377 - Feature Writing Credits: 3 or

      • ENGL 0392 - Business and Technical Writing
      • ENGL 0394 - News Editing

      • ENGL 0395 - Sports Writing or
      • COMM 0395 - Sports Writing

      • COMM 0332 - Writing for the Electronic Media

      Rhetoric and Writing

       

      • ENGL 0302 - Writing Matters: History, Theory, Technology, and Action

      • ENGL 0303 - Persuasive Communication or
      • COMM 0303 - Persuasive Communication

      • ENGL 0330 - An Introduction to Modern Literary Criticism
      • ENGL 0334 - Special Topics in Rhetoric
      • ENGL 0347 - Advanced Critical Writing
      • ENGL 0383 - Teaching Writing: Issues in Rhetoric and Composition
      • ENGL 0388 - Special Topics in Writing