Professional and Public Writing (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2021–Spring 2022 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in Professional and Public Writing

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Department: English 
Academic Plan Code(s): PPWMINOR

Program Requirements

ENGL 310Special Topics: Introduction to Professional and Public Writing3
Select one course from the following 300-level courses:3
Special Topics: Scientific and Technical Writing - WR
Special Topics: Business Writing - WR
Special Topics: Inquiries in Writing - WR
Select two courses from the following 400-level courses:6
Special Topics: Editing, Publishing, and Document Design
Special Topics: Writing for Social Change - WR
Special Topics: Digital and Visual Composition
Select two courses from the following 500-level courses:6
Special Topics: Advanced Technical Writing - WR
Special Topics: Teaching of Writing - WR, CUE
Special Topics: Special Topics Writing
Special Topics: Texts and Technologies - WR, CUE
Minimum Total Hours18

English majors on the Literature or Creative Writing tracks may minor in Professional and Public Writing and share no more than 6 hours between the two degree programs (in most cases, those shared hours will come from ENGL 310 and ENGL 599). An English major on the Professional and Public Writing track cannot minor in Professional and Public Writing. The Professional and Public Writing track will be open to non-majors.

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.