Professional Writing

Professional Writing is a concentration of the English major

This concentration builds skills in writing and in adapting writing to different formats and requirements. The concentration provides a foundation and marketable skill for work in publishing, journalism, public relations, publicity, advertising, and media combining words and images. Practical skills include experience in desktop publishing and other related aspects of technology and the creation of a writer's portfolio. Those concentrating in Professional Writing should take an internship focused on professional writing arranged through Experiential Education. Students in the Professional Writing concentration must take five (15 credits) of the following courses:

ENG 2390 Writing About Sports
ENG 2396 Creative Non-Fiction
ENG 2480 Writing for the Professions
ENG 2540 Curry Arts Journal Practicum I
ENG 2545 Curry Arts Journal Practicum II
ENG 3440 Therapeutic Uses of Writing
ENG 3470 Freelance Writing: The Portfolio, The Profession
ENG 3550 Therapeutic Uses of Writing II


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