Writing, Minor

Offered in: Chicago

The Writing minor is designed to develop student skills in research and writing for multiple purposes. Students will work with faculty who will guide students in developing their analytical and writing skills in order to address multiple audiences, to organize information effectively, to confront issues critically and to articulate new knowledge about themselves, society and the world.

Requirements

The Writing minor is an 18-hour sequence consisting of six courses. There are two foundational courses required for the Writing minor:

These are foundational experiences ensuring that students are well grounded in theories and vocabularies of writing in a variety of situations and for different intentions.

Each required course is a prerequisite for enrollment in four further courses related to the fundamentals addressed in each of the foundational courses. Subsequent courses concentrate on more focused topics, genre, form or purpose.

Electives should be chosen in close consultation with an advisor to devise a program that both satisfies the student’s interests and involves sufficient breadth. Transfer students must take at least three courses at Roosevelt, at least one of which must be at the 300 level.

Core
CRWR 153INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING3
WRTG 160THE ART OF PERSUASION3
Electives
Select four from the following:12
Creative Writing:
FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP
POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP
CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING WORKSHOP
SCREEN WRITING WORKSHOP
CREATIVE WRITING CAPSTONE
Expository/Professional:
TEACHING WRITING: THEORY & PRACTICE
MEDIA WRITING
FEATURE WRITING
WRITING FOR RADIO
MAGAZINE WRITING
ESSAY WRITING: TOPICS & GENRES
Total Credit Hours18