2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Sep 18, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Writing Minor


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Minor Coordinator

Kristen Krause, Writing Studies Academic Support Coordinator
239 H.B. Crouse
315-443-1047
kkrause@syr.edu

Faculty

Lois Agnew, Patrick W. Berry, Collin Gifford-Brooke, Genevieve  García de Müeller, Lenny Grant, Margaret Himley, Krista Kennedy, Rebecca Moore Howard, Brice Nordquist, Eileen E. Schell, Tony Scott

The Syracuse University Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition has been a national leader in the field of rhetoric and composition for almost 30 years. Chartered in 1987, the department was at the forefront of a national trend of establishing independent academic units focused entirely on writing research and instruction. Since then, we have maintained our strong focus on introductory writing and professional communication, while expanding our scope to create an innovative curriculum that engages with writing studies at every level.

The department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition is also home to The Writing Center (H.B.Crouse 101; 315-443-5289), a resource for all writers at Syracuse University. See our web site at wrt.syr.edu for more information.

Minor in Writing Description

The minor in writing offers students the opportunity to develop expertise in writing for academic, professional, civic, and personal purposes. The coursework provides practice in writing in a range of genres, editing and style, publishing, and digital media. Courses also investigate rhetoric, information technology, the politics of language use, and language and identity.

Requirements

The minor in writing is available to all undergraduates at Syracuse University. Students must have credit for WRT 105 and WRT 205, or equivalent. Students may begin the minor before completing WRT 205. The minor requires 18 credits:

Syracuse University students usually take WRT 105 - WRT 105 - Studio 1: Practices of Academic Writing  and WRT 205 - WRT 205 - Studio 2: Critical Research and Writing . Writing Studios 1 and 2 serve as pre-requisites for upper-division writing courses. WRT 205  may be taken concurrently with WRT 255  .WRT 105 - WRT 105 - Studio 1: Practices of Academic Writing  

At the upper division, students may take advanced courses in civic, researched, digital, and professional writing, in style and editing, and in creative nonfiction, as well as study rhetoric and identity, information technologies, literacy, and the politics of language and writing.

The department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition is also home to The Writing Center (H.B. Crouse 101; 315-443-5289), a resource for all writers at Syracuse University. See our web site at wrt.syr.edu for more information.

Note:

At most, one approved non-WRT courses (3 credits) can be used toward the minor. A list of these approved courses can be found on the Writing and Rhetoric, BA page under Major Requirements.

Declaring a minor

To declare a Writing minor, students should complete the Declaration of Minor form and then bring the form to the Writing Department office (239 HBC Hall) for the signature of the minor coordinator. A copy of the form must be filed with the student’s home college.

Minor in Writing Description


The minor in writing offers students the opportunity to develop expertise in writing for academic, professional, civic, and personal purposes. The coursework provides practice in writing in a range of genres, editing and style, publishing, and digital media. Courses also investigate rhetoric, information technology, the politics of language use, and language and identity.

Requirements


Note:


At most, one approved non-WRT courses (3 credits) can be used as a substitute for the requirements of the minor. A list of these approved courses can be found on the Writing Program page under Major Requirements.

Declaring a minor


To declare a Writing minor, students should completed the Declaration of Minor form and then bring the form to the Writing Department office (239 HBC Hall) for the signature of the minor coordinator. A copy of the form must be filed with the student’s home college.

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