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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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