Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Professional Writing, Minor

Location(s): Online, California-Blended, Clarion-Blended, Edinboro-Blended

The minor in Professional Writing helps majors from across the University build a broad and deep skill set necessary for effective writing in a variety of contexts, and it teaches them how to design and tailor their writing to meet the needs of their intended readers. The minor’s flexible, practical curriculum will help students stand out amongst peers in their disciplines, provide them with marketable skills and opportunities in increasingly competitive arenas where thoughtful, articulate writing is in-demand.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Critically read, analyze, and critique “mentor” texts in various genres and fields in order to understand what makes them rhetorically successful.
  • Make appropriate choices regarding style, structure, and mechanics in order to produce compelling, rhetorically successful prose in a variety of genre(s) that responds appropriately to audience, purpose, and context. 
  • Prepare for future personal and professional writing contexts by producing revised, polished documents that can be used in a portfolio. 

Curriculum Requirements

Total Credits: 18