University General Course Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    Jul 14, 2024  
University General Course Catalog 2023-2024

English (Public and Professional Writing), Minor


The Public and Professional Writing (PPW) minor equips students with critical skills for interpreting and producing arguments and texts—written, visual, digital—in real-world contexts. The minor will support students in becoming ethical and effective communicators in their roles as academics, professionals, and citizens.

In general, students will not be allowed to major AND minor in English. However, certain exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. These must be officially approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies in English, in accordance with the following strictly predetermined list of combinations.

The minors the department offers can be grouped into “English” (all literature and writing) and “Linguistics” (Language and Linguistics and TESOL). Students may combine a major/minor in “English” and “Linguistics,” but cannot combine majors/minors from within either of these groups.

Students cannot apply any courses fulfilling major requirements toward the minor. Instead, they must complete 18 units of additional upper-division electives in English for their minor.