Rhetoric and Professional Communication - Undergraduate Minor

Students not earning a bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric, Digital Media and Professional Communication are eligible to pursue a minor in Rhetoric and Professional Communication. Students must earn 18 credits from the approved course lists below. Students may request approval for other courses clearly related to the minor from the undergraduate advisor in the Department of English. Students earning a BA in English must earn at least 6 credits approved by the Department of English undergraduate advisor beyond those earned for the major in order to earn a minor in Rhetoric and Professional Communication.

Requirements
Select one from the following: 13
Introduction to Creative Writing3
The Bible as Literature3
Survey of American Literature I3
Survey of American Literature II3
Masterpieces of Western European Literature, Post-Renaissance to Modern Times3
History of Argument3
Survey of English Literature I3
Survey of English Literature II3
Select one from the following:3
Business and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Advanced Composition3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Select 12 credits from the following:12
Theory and Criticism: Rhetoric and Culture3
Writing for the Web3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Cultural Identity and Representation Across the Media3
Writing in the Workplace3
History of Rhetoric3
Technical Editing3
Advanced Study in Writing3
Practicum in the Grammar of American English3
History of the English Language3
Proposal Writing3
Interdisciplinary, Client-Based Project Practicum3
Approaches to Composition3
Document Design3
Internship3-6
Total Credits18
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Students may make 1 or 2 of the following substitutions:

  • HON 229G The New Testament as Literature for ENGL 243 The Bible as Literature;
  • HON 234G The Worlds of Arthur, or HON 239G Medieval Understandings: Literature and Culture in the Middle Ages for ENGL 271 Survey of English Literature I;