Writing minor

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Jeff Birkenstein
Nathalie Kuroiwa-Lewis

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Jeff Birkenstein, chair

Writing Program (m.)

Department overviewEnglish (M., m.)Writing (m.) Les Bailey Writers Series Sigma Tau Delta

The writing minor helps students develop the key communication, critical and creative thinking and research skills necessary to prepare them for entry to academic, professional and career-oriented fields that are writing intensive.

In keeping with the Benedictine philosophy of education, the writing minor offers students an enriching and practical academic and spiritual experience that meets the needs of the whole person. Because its objective is to help develop students' creative and unique qualities while preparing them to meet their career goals, the writing minor will deepen students' understanding and proficiency with specific conventions, audiences and contexts applicable to all majors.

The minor gives students a well-rounded education in creative, academic and professional and journalistic writing. At the same time, it allows students to specialize and develop an area of expertise.

College of Arts and Sciences