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The Writing Minor

Department of English
College of Arts and Sciences
113-G Satterfield Hall
Tel: 330-672-2676
Fax: 330-672-3152

No coursework in this program may be taken pass/fail. The writing minor is intended to provide academic recognition to  students who have demonstrated their ability in writing. The minor will help students establish eligibility for graduate programs in writing. It is also evidence of training that may be offered to prospective employers.

Students must have a 3.00 GPA in writing courses, junior standing and permission from the Department of English before enrolling in the required portfolio course.

Course Title Credits
Writing Courses  
ENG 40010 Writing Portfolio * 2
Choose from the following: (maximum two courses at the 20000-level) 12
ENG 20002 Introduction to Technical Writing (3) *  
20021 Introduction to Creative Writing (3) *  
30062 Principles of Technical Writing (3) *  
30063 Business and Professional Writing (3) *  
30064 Argumentative Prose Writing (3) *  
30065 Expository Prose Writing (3) *  
30067 Fiction Writing I (3) *  
30068 Fiction Writing II (3) *  
30069 Poetry Writing I (3) *  
30070 Poetry Writing II (3) *  
JMC 40037 Scriptwriting for Video and Film (3) *  
THEA 41026 Playwriting (3)  
41027 Advanced Playwriting (3) *  
Cognate Courses: choose from both group A and B:
Minimum one course from each group. Maximum one course at the 20000-level.
Group A: Language and Literary Criticism  
ENG 31001 Fundamental English Grammar (3) *  
31002 History of the English Language (3) *  
31003 Linguistics (3) *  
31095 Special Topics Linguistics (3) *  
39595 Special Topics Literary Criticism(3) *  
36001 Literary Criticism(3) *  
PSYC  40461 Psychology of Language (3) *  
TRST  30230 Approaches to Translation (3) *  
Group B: Theory and Practice of Communication  
COMM 25464 Argumentation(3) *  
25902 Communication Theory (3)  
35252 Theories of Rhetorical Discourse(3) *  
ENG 37201 Writing in Communities (3) *  
41096 Individual Investigation: Kent State University Press Internship (3) *  
49095 Senior Special Topics: Writing Internship Program (3) *  
JMC  20001 Media,Power and Culture (3)  
20004 Media Writing (3) *  
40022 Film as Communication (3) *  
PHIL 31060 Aesthetics (3) *  
41080 Philosophy and Art in the Modern Age (3) *  

*Course has prerequisites that must be taken prior to enrollment in minor. See the course descriptions for prerequisite information.

Students may apply to the program coordinator for permission to use special topics courses and other appropriate courses not
listed in the curriculum to satisfy the cognate requirement.

Students in the College of the Arts may request that specific courses in art and music be accepted as meeting the two 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 two cognate area requirements.

Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.

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