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The professional writing concentration is an interdisciplinary cluster of four courses that complements all academic majors. Students who complete the concentration should be able to write accurate, clear non-academic prose for a variety of audiences as well as research and analyze a wide range of topics.
Students completing the concentration select from a list of foundational and affiliated courses offered by a variety of departments. Students have the flexibility to select courses that suit their own interests and academic goals. Internships or editorships may also count toward the concentration.
The concentration's primary focus is on writing in professional settings, and because technology has become central to professional writing, the concentration has also been designed to encourage fluency in technology and electronic media. Students in the concentration also gain familiarity with ethical issues in writing, research and professionalism.
For more information, contact Professor Jennifer Harding.