2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

English/Professional Writing

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Program Requirements

English/Professional Writing, Minor Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Minor Courses and Elective Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose the English/Professional Writing Minor?

This minor develops students' skills in writing, critical reading, and analytical thinking - precisely the skills needed for advancement in nearly any career. The Professional Writing minor includes course work in linguistics, rhetoric, and a number of courses having to do with different forms of professional writing (e.g., grant proposals, publications, technical communication, opinion writing). Students in this minor may select the courses that apply most closely to their future career and employment goals. This minor enhances the employability of students for careers requiring intensive technical and professional reports, interpretive and critical thinking skills, formal proposals for funding, advanced writing abilities and methods of research, analysis, and interpretations.

While all careers are enhanced by communication skills, specific academic programs at Ferris especially lend themselves to the English/Professional Writing minor including:

Printing Management, Automotive and Heavy Equipment Management, Business Management, Marketing, and Public Administration.

More Information

Advisor/Coordinator: Dr. Zac Wendler
e-mail:

Department of English, Literature, and World Languages
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive, ASC 3080
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-3988

Required Courses
Credit Hours

English/Professional Writing Minor - 22 Credits

Proposal Writing
3
History of Rhetoric - Style
3
Multimedia Design and Writers
3
Choose one:
Prof Technical Communication
4
or
Tech Communication Seminar
4
Choose One:
Advanced Technical Writing
3
or
Advanced Composition
3
or
Advanced Business Writing
3
Choose two:
Intro to Creative Writing
3
Introduction to Linguistics
3
Feature and Opinion Writing
3
Publication Editing
3