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The Writing Minor

The Writing Minor
Five three-hour courses, all of which must be upper-division courses.

The value of a minor in writing lies in the relevance of writing to work and study in all fields and in all disciplines. Increasingly, the ability to write effectively is an important and distinguishing part of all working environments.

People with strong writing abilities are likely to advance faster and further in their careers than those without effective written communication skills. The Writing minor, therefore, is a useful complement to virtually any major because a minor in writing demonstrates to potential employers an interest in writing—and the ability to do it well.

The Writing minor is designed to accommodate students with various majors, career goals, and writing interests. Students have flexibility in choosing the writing courses they take.

The Linguistics Minor
Required course:

• LING 3533 Introduction to Language (3)

Select twelve hours from the following courses approved for the Linguistics Minor. Other courses must be approved by the director of the Linguistics Minor.

• LING 3030 Selected Topics in Linguistics (3)
• LING 3031 Phonology (3)
• LING 3032 Syntax (3)
• LING 3337 Language, Power, Politics (3)
• LING 3338 Language and Law (3)
• LING 3534 Psychology of Language (3)
• LING 3630 Language and Linguistic Theory (3)
• LING 4133 Gullah and Geechee Language and Culture (3)
• LING 4333 Semantics (3)
• LING 5130 Modern English Grammar (3)
• LING 5330 History of the English Language (3)
• LING 5530 Sociolinguistics (3)
• WRIT 4790 Internship in Writing and Linguistics

The Professional & Technical Writing Minor
Required course:

• WRIT 3220 Foundations in Technical and Professional Writing (3)

Select four courses from the following:
*Chosen in consultation with advisor

• *WRIT 3030 Selected Topics in Writing (3)
• WRIT 3230 Writing in the Workplace (3)
• WRIT 3232 Document Creation for Writers (3)
• WRIT 3233 Professional Editing (3)
• WRIT 3234 Research Methods for Writers (3)
• WRIT 4790 Internship in Writing and Linguistics (1-6)
• *WRIT 5030 Selected Topics (3)
• WRIT 5550 Technologies of Writing (3)
• WRIT 5650 Writing for Publication (3)
• WRIT 5930 Technical Writing (3)

Last updated: 8/25/2014

Department of Writing & Linguistics • P.O. Box 8026 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-0739