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Minor in Writing


Contact Person:

Donald McNutt, Department Chair
mcnuttdj@potsdam.edu

Office & Phone number TBA

18-19 credit hours.


All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Departmental Core: select one 4
COMP 201 Writing Arguments(4 credits)
COMP 202 Introduction to Creative Writing (4 credits)

Specialized Writing Courses: select three

11-12
COMP 301
Advanced Research Writing (4 credits)
COMP 302 Fiction Workshop I (4 credits)
COMP 303 Poetry Workshop I (4 credits)
COMP 304 Technical Writing (4 credits)
COMP 305 Editing and Revising (4 credits)
COMP 306 Playwriting: Short Plays (4 credits)
COMP 307 Creative Nonfiction Workshop (4 credits)
COMP 308 Writing Fiction for Children (4 credits)
COMP 309 Screenwriting Workshop I (4 credits)
COMP 311 Writing in a Digital Age (4 credits)
COMP 312
Writing in New Media
COMP 316 Magazine Article Writing (4 credits)
COMP 321
Writing about the Environment
COMP 322
Grant Writing
COMP 401 Directed Professional Writing
COMP 412
Fiction Workshop II (4 credits)
COMP 413
Poetry Workshop II (4 credits)
COMP 416
Playwriting Workshop II (4 credits)
COMP 417
Creative Nonfiction Workshop II (4 credits)
COMP 395 or 495 Special Topics in Writing (4 credits)

Language/Theory Courses: select one


3
LITR 200
Literary Traditions
LITR 201
Patterns of Literature
LITR 300
Literary Analysis and Research
LITR 380
Literary Criticism
LNGS 301 Language and Structure
LNGS 302
Language and Meaning
LNGS 309 History of English Language
LNGS 310 American English Grammar
COMP 402 Theory of Composition
COMP 405
Writing Center Theory
COMP 430 Theory of Rhetoric
COMP 505 Rhetorical Criticism
COMP 507
Theory of Composition
COMP 530
Theory of Rhetoric


Notes: Courses must be completed with a 2.0 or higher to satisfy minor requirements. No more than 6 credits in the minor may be used to satisfy other college major or minor requirements.