Professional and Technical Writing - Minor

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English
113 Satterfield Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2676
english@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/english


Description

 The Professional and Technical Writing minor provides training in writing, editing, proofreading and publishing for students seeking to enter professional or technical fields that demand strong written communication. In selecting electives within the minor, students are encouraged to combine choices into an area of emphasis, such as digital/web writing; technical and scientific writing; editing and publishing; or public advocacy writing.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

Minor Requirements

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Minor Requirements
ENG 20002INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING 3
ENG 30063PROFESSIONAL WRITING 3
ENG 30072EDITING AND PUBLISHING: FICTION AND NONFICTION 13
or ENG 30074 GRAMMAR FOR EDITING
Choose from the following:9
WRITING AND RHETORIC IN A DIGITAL AGE
WRITING, RHETORIC AND NEW MEDIA
MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING
PRINCIPLES OF TECHNICAL WRITING
ARGUMENTATIVE PROSE WRITING
EXPOSITORY PROSE WRITING
WRITING IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE (ELR)
EDITING AND PUBLISHING: FICTION AND NONFICTION
GRAMMAR FOR EDITING
SPECIAL TOPICS IN WRITING
WRITING INTERNSHIP (ELR) 2
SERVICE LEARNING IN ENGLISH STUDIES (ELR)
NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING AND GRANTWRITING
MEDIA, POWER AND CULTURE (DIVD) (KSS)
APPROACHES TO TRANSLATION
Minimum Total Credit Hours:18
1

The course not used may still be taken as a option in the Writing Electives.

2

Though offered for variable credit, students pursuing the minor should take 3 credit hours of ENG 42092.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Minor GPA
2.000
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division (30000 or 40000 level) courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).

  • Students may apply to the English Department chair for permission to use special topics courses and other appropriate courses not listed in the curriculum to satisfy the cognate requirements.
  • Students in the College of the Arts may request that specific courses in art, art history, music and theater be accepted as meeting the cognate area requirements.
  • Students in the College of Communication and Information may request that specific courses in communication studies and journalism and mass communication be accepted as meeting the cognate area requirements.
  • Students who wish to complete a longer project or prepare a portfolio for graduate school or for a job application, may request to be enrolled in ENG 40099 for two additional credit hours of individualized work.