Advanced Writing Minor

The Advanced Writing minor is open to both English and non-English majors who wish to sharpen their critical writing skills and to expand their appreciation for the history, the grammar, and the rhetorical applications of the English language. The Advanced Writing minor is particularly aimed at students intent on developing writing skills that they can then apply to the demands of the professional world or to further graduate study. Students interested in the Advanced Writing minor will concentrate on developing skills that are necessary to producing elegant, persuasive, critical, and expository writing. This minor is particularly appropriate not only for students who intend to teach the practice of writing, but also for those who will be entering fields where expertise in writing is valued and demanded.

Students who want to minor in Advanced Writing must consult with the chair of the English Department.

The Advanced Writing minor consists of five courses:

Minor Requirements
ENG 218Critical Perspectives on Literature3
English Elective3
Select one of the following ENG courses:3
Advanced Grammar and Usage
Advanced Grammar II
Teaching and Tutoring Writing
Select two courses from the following list, only one of which may be a creative writing course:6
Writing in the Real World
Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Writing Nonfiction:
Writing and Speaking in the Professions
Creative Writing Workshop
Introduction to Playwriting
Writing the One-Act Play
Advanced Poetry Workshop
Advanced Fiction Workshop
Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Environmental Journalism
Reporting and Writing
Writing for Electronic Media
Journalism and American Literature
Practicum in Journalism
Literary Journalism
Music Journalism
Reporting Syracuse
Total Credit Hours15