Susan McHugh


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.  The minor requires a minimum of 18 credits chosen from a list of foundational, professional, and discipline specific writing courses.  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 - Select One  

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 - Select Two  
ENG 233 - Professional & 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
ENV 316/316L - Land Conservation Lab 4
Discipline Specific Writing Courses - Select Two  
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 333/333L - Nature Writers with Field Lab 4
ENV 334 - Contemporary Nature Writing 3
ENV 208 - Narrative Medicine and Writing 3
PSY 405 - Special Topics Seminar 3
PSY 425 - Advanced Methods in Animal Behavior 3
NEU 410 - Neurobiology of Mental Illnesses 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.

Transfer Credit

Courses completed at another accredited college can be transferred to this degree program.  Transferred courses must be reasonably close in scope and content to the required courses offered at UNE in order to count as exact equivalents.  Otherwise, they may transfer as general electives.  All courses completed must be no older than five years.  Other restrictions apply.  See Undergraduate Admissions also.


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.