Department of English
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Main Office: Peck Hall 302
Department Chair: Dr. Tom Strawman
Telephone: (615) 898-5644
Fax: (615) 898-5098
A minor in Writing should appeal to a number of MTSU constituencies including (1) those seeking a minor which will add to their potential employability (since many employers actively seek college graduates regardless of major who can demonstrate solid communication skills, the minor in writing should be helpful to those going on the job market); (2) those who wish to pursue graduate work in writing, especially in creative writing.
Dr. Ron Kates is the official advisor for this new minor. He can be reached at 898-2595.
Below you will find a list of courses included in the writing minor and a brief description of the requirements.
Students will choose 18 hours of courses from the following list. No more than 12 hours may be taken in any one department.
|BCEN (BMOM) 3510||Business Communication|
|BCEN (BMOM) 4510||Business Report Writing|
|EMC 3020||Writing for the Electronic Media|
|EMC 3060||Writing for Digital Media|
|EMC 4020||Advanced Scriptwriting|
|ENGL 3620||Professional Writing|
|ENGL 3630||Essay Writing Workshop|
|ENGL 3645||Fiction Writing|
|ENGL 3655||Poetry Writing|
|ENGL 3570||Introduction to Linguistics|
|ENGL 4600||Writing Internship|
|ENGL 4605||Advanced Composition|
|ENGL 4510||Modern English Grammar and Usage|
|ENGL 4670||Special Topics in Writing|
|JOUR 3520||Specialized Journalism|
|JOUR 3530||Feature Writing|
|JOUR 3590||Magazine Writing and Editing|
|JOUR 4300||Reviewing and Criticism|
|PS 3530||Legal Writing and Research|