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The minor in professional and digital writing helps prepare students for the communicative demands of their future careers, focusing on the kinds of writing practiced across a range of contexts and in a variety of media.

These courses will guide students into a deeper understanding of writing and composing practices and provide authentic writing experiences.

A minor in Professional and Digital 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 in Writing and Literacy courses, with 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.
  • At least 9 credit hours must be at the 300-400 level.
  • 10 credit hours must be in the English department; only one course may be shared between the major and minor.
  • Work with an advisor in planning your courses; contact Andy Buchenot, Director of Professional and Public Writing, buchenot@iupui.edu for a list of those faculty and for more information
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/admissions/update-major-form.html.

Gateway Courses (3 cr.):
Choose one course from the following: 

ENG-W 231: Professional Writing 
ENG-W 210: Literacy and Public Life 
In some cases, an equivalent course may be substituted if approved by the Director of Professional and Public Writing.

Professional Writing Electives (3 cr.):
Choose one course from the following:

ENG-W 210: Literacy and Public Life if not already taken as gateway
ENG-W 230: Writing in the Sciences
ENG-W 231: Professional Writing if not already taken as gateway
ENG-W 326: Writing Nonfiction: Preparing for Publication
ENG-W 331: Business and Administrative Writing 
ENG-W 365: Theories and Practices of Editing 
ENG-W 377: Writing for Social Change 
ENG-W 390: Topics in Writing, with approval
ENG-W 398: Writing Internship: The News Bureau 
ENG-W 426: Writing Nonfiction: Popular and Professional Publication

Digital Composing Electives (3 cr.):
Choose one course from the following:

ENG-W 315: Writing for the Web
ENG-W 318: Finding your E-Voice
ENG-W 367: Writing for Multiple Media 
ENG-W 412: Technology and Literacy

Additional Electives (6 cr.):
Choose two courses from either list above and/or the following:

ENG-W 262: Style and Voice for Writers
ENG-W 270: Argumentative Writing 
ENG-W 312: Writing Biography
ENG-W 313: The Art of Fact: Writing Nonfiction Prose
ENG-W 320: Advanced Writing in the Arts and Sciences
ENG-W 366: Written Englishes: Living Cultural Realities
ENG-W 390: Topics in Writing, with permission
ENG-W 397: Writing Center Theory and Practice
ENG-W 400: Issues in Teaching Writing 
ENG-W 496: Writing Tutor Training Seminar (P: ENG-W 131 and permission of instructor)
ENG-E 498: Internship
ENG-Z 204: Rhetorical Issues in Grammar and Usage

Accelerated Second Degree: The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are waived for undergraduate students whose first major is outside the School of Liberal Arts and whose second major is a Bachelor of Arts degree from the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Students are only required to complete the courses in their major of choice in Liberal Arts. The IUPUI General Education Core or the Indiana transferable general education core must be successfully completed. Students must complete the degree outside Liberal Arts in order to have the Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies waived for degree completion. The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are only waived for students who actively pursue and complete another degree program outside of Liberal Arts.