English

Writing Minor


The Interdisciplinary Minor in Writing is administered by the English Department and features an integrative curriculum from the following colleges: Business, Liberal Arts, and Mass Communication.

A minor in Writing will appeal to students across the disciplines who are interested in enhancing their employability (particularly since many employers seek college graduates who can demonstrate solid communication skills).  The minor in Writing is also recommended for students who wish to pursue graduate work in writing studies. 

Dr. Ron Kates serves as the advisor for the writing minor. His phone number is 615-898-2595.

Below is the list of courses included in the writing minor and a brief description of program requirements.


Interdisciplinary Minor in Writing

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 3665 Playwriting
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 3450 Editing
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
THEA 4600 Storytelling
THEA 4820 Playwriting