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Minor in Writing

Contact Person:
Donald McNutt, Department Chair
118 Morey, (315) 267-2043
mcnuttdj@potsdam.edu

18-19 credit hours.

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

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

Specialized Writing Courses: select three (Credits 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 I (4 credits)
COMP 308 Writing Fiction for Children (4 credits)
COMP 309 Screenwriting Workshop I (4 credits)
COMP 310 Playwriting: Full-Lenght Plays (4 credits)
COMP 311 Writing in a Digital Age (4 credits)
COMP 312 Writing in New Media (4 credits)
COMP 316 Magazine Article Writing (4 credits)
COMP 318 Writing for the Arts (4 credits)
COMP 321
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 419 Screenwriting Workshop II (4 credits)
COMP 395 or 495 Special Topics in Writing (4 credits)

Language/Theory Courses: select one (Credits 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.