Cathrine Frank


Degree name
Minor in Writing

Curricular Requirements

The interdisciplinary minor in writing  has a developmental writing sequence that remains flexible to maximize the options for students.  Students need to complete at least (one) Foundational course, (two) courses in Professional Writing contexts and (two) discipline specific writing courses.

Course Credits
Foundations Courses  

ENG 110- English Composition

ENG 111- Creative Writing 3
ENG 209- Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENG 220- History of the English Language 3
Professional Writing Contexts  
ENG 2xx- Business & Technical Writing 3
CMM 211- Introduction to Journalism 3
CMM 240- Social Applications of Web 2.0 3
ENG 304- Reading & Writing in Digital Environments 3
BUMG 314- Grant Writing 3
ENV 321- Env Communications/Expert Practice 3
Discipline Specific Writing Courses  
BUMK 310- Advertising 3
BUMG 400- Management Seminar 3
ENG 334- Methods in Literary/Cultural Criticism 3
ENG 491/492- Internship(s) 3-9
ENV 333- Nature Writers with Field Lab 4
ENV 334- Contemporary Nature Writing 3

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the interdisciplinary minor in writing will be able to: 

  • Employ more progressively more sophisticated approaches to such elements of the writing process as idea development, drafting, revision, editing and proof reading.
  • Demonstrate and apply rhetorical awareness to a range situations requiring written communication.
  • Provide meaningful, substantive peer feedback in both professional and discipline specific writing contexts.

Honors Program

We offer qualified students the option of participating in our Honors Program and graduating with Honors. This includes significant research, scholarship or creative activity under the direction of a faculty member.

Financial Information


Tuition and fees for subsequent years may vary. Other expenses include books and housing. For more information regarding tuition and fees, please consult the Financial Information section of this catalog.