Minor in Writing
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)


Michael J. Cripps


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.

Foundations Course – Select One Credits

ENG 110 - English Composition

WRT 111 - Creative Writing 3
ENG 209 - Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENG 220 - History of the English Language 3
Professional Writing Contexts - Select Two  
WRT 233 - Professional & Technical Writing 3
CMM 211 - Introduction to Journalism 3
CMM 240 - Social Applications of Web 2.0 3
WRT 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
ENG 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.

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This Catalog documents the academic programs, policies, and activities of the University of New England for the 2020-2021 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication May 1, 2020.

The University of New England reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature in its programs, calendar, or academic schedule whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable, including changes in course content, the rescheduling of classes with or without extending the academic term, canceling of scheduled classes or other academic activities, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.

While each student may work closely with an academic advisor, he or she must retain individual responsibility for meeting requirements in this catalog and for being aware of any changes in provisions or requirements.