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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/admissions/update-major-form.html.

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.

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.