Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Writing

Program:
Minor in Writing
Program Code:
5830 Writing
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
SS22
College:
Department:
Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Requirements as represented in Degree Navigator are not available for this program.

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Writing

The Minor in Writing, administered by the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, engages students in rhetorical analysis, community-based research, and writing strategies. This knowledge and skill base may be used to complement majors in a wide range of fields. The minor is intended for students who wish to develop as writers beyond what is offered in Tier I or Tier II and who recognize the value of writing for their majors, fields, and communities. Students are invited to work with the department academic advisor and with the program director to select courses in the minor and connect the minor to their degree programs.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University except those in the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Professional and Public Writing. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures.

Requirements for the Minor in Writing

Complete a minimum of 15 credits from the following:
1. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
WRA 202 Introduction to Professional and Public Writing 3
WRA 330 Writing Research in Communities and Cultures 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
WRA 325 Writing and Multimodality 3
WRA 415 Digital Rhetoric 3
3. One of the following courses (3 credits):
WRA 331 Writing in the Public Interest (W) 3
WRA 333 Writing in Corporate Contexts 3
WRA 335 Writing in Scientific Contexts 3
WRA 337 Writing and Public Policy 3
4. Complete 3 to 6 credits of electives in WRA or XA at the 200-level or higher as approved by the student’s academic advisor.