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The minor in writing will help students develop their abilities to write for personal, civic, professional, and academic purposes. The minor introduces students to:

• the discipline of writing studies
• the professional possibilities for writers
• the public uses of writing
• the social issues implicated in language use.

A minor in writing complements many majors and can help you use writing to enhance your career in various professions, business, non-profit and government work, as well as graduate study in the humanities and social sciences, law, and library and information sciences.

A minor in Writing (ENG) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • Satisfactory progress toward completion of the baccalaureate degree in the student’s home school. 
  • Completion of 15 credit hours.
  • 9 credit hours must be at the 300-400 level.
  • Students must have a 2.5 or higher grade point average in the 15 credit hours of the minor and a minimum grade of C in each course in the minor.
  • Only one course may be shared between the minor and the English major
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/updatemajor/.

Gateway Course:
Choose one course (3 credits) from the following:

ENG-W 210: Literacy and Public Life
ENG-W 231: Professional Writing
ENG-W 270: Writing Argument

Choose 4 courses (12 credit hours) from the following:

ENG-W 210: Literacy and Public Life (3 cr.)
ENG-W 230: Writing in the Sciences (3 cr.)
ENG-W 231: Professional Writing (3 cr.)
ENG-W 262: Style and Voice for Writers (3 cr.)
ENG-W 270: Writing Argument (3 cr.)
ENG-W 280: Literary Editing and Publishing (3 cr.)
ENG-W 310: Language and the Study of Writing (3 cr.)
ENG-W 312: Writing Biography (3 cr.)
ENG-W 313: The Art of Fact: Writing Nonfiction Prose (3 cr.)
ENG-W 315: Writing for the Web (3 cr.)
ENG-W 318: Finding Your E Voice (3 cr.)
ENG-W 320: Advanced Writing in the Arts and Sciences
ENG-W 326: Writing Nonfiction: Preparing for Publication
ENG-W 331: Business and Administrative Writing (3 cr.) 
ENG-W 365: Theories and Practices of Editing (3 cr.)
ENG-W 366: Written Englishes: Living Cultural Realities (3 cr.)
ENG-W 377: Writing for Social Change
ENG-W 390: Topics in Writing (3 cr.) 
ENG-W 398: Writing Internship: The News Bureau (3 cr.)
ENG-W 400: Issues in Teaching Writing (3 cr.)
ENG-W 412: Literacy and Technology (3 cr.) 
ENG-W 426: Writing Nonfiction: Popular and Professional Publication (3 cr.)
ENG-W 496: Writing Tutor Training Seminar (3 cr.)
ENG-Z 204: Rhetorical Issues in Grammar and Usage (3 cr.)
ENG-Z 301: History of the English Language (3 cr.)

With permission from the Director of Writing, one course from a related program, such as Technical Communications, Communications Studies, or Journalism, can be approved as counting toward the minor.