Writing, Minor UG
The minor in Writing provides students with an opportunity to develop expertise in writing for academic, professional, civic, and personal purposes.
What Can I Do with this Minor?
No matter what profession you choose, writing will be a necessity. When asked, many employers list the ability to write well as the number one attribute they look for in employees. The Writing minor will prepare you to communicate with employers, colleagues, clients, family, and friends. By offering a number of different courses, the Writing minor gives students a chance to explore writing in several different fields, through both critical and creative outlets.
It provides practice in writing in a range of genres and styles as well as editing, publishing, and digital media. Students will experience a range of writing--from research papers to business proposals, magazine articles, and short stories. Along with developing writing skills, students in the minor will develop critical-thinking skills that will help them succeed as students and professionals.
Some of the many careers that students with a Writing minor may pursue include:
- Content developer
- Corporate communications professional
- Digital marketer
- Human resources associate
- Marketing specialist
- Nonprofit professional
- Public relations specialist
- Publicity manager
- Science writer
- Social media specialist
- Technical writer
- Degree Awarded
- Program Type
- Program Location
- Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia
- Required Credit Hours
English, B.A. UG
The English major fosters skills in critical analysis, independent thinking, creativity, research, and writing. Students take core courses in literary analysis, literary history, language, creative writing, and focused research.
Literature, Minor UG
Literature enhances any program. A close study of Literature improves critical thinking and an appreciation for good writing, both of which provide a strong foundation for any career.
Education, Secondary Education, Certification in English, B.A. UG
The Secondary Education degree with an English certification means you will be qualified to teach English courses and programs in Grades 7 through 12 in areas such as language arts, fiction and non-fiction, grammar and usage, phonics, spelling, composition, linguistics, creative writing, playwriting and speechwriting, poetry, speech and presentations, listening skills, and debate.
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