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College Of Arts And Sciences
Program in Writing & Rhetoric
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Why Minor in Writing & Rhetoric or Professional Writing?

No matter the job or profession, writing and communication skills are vital to a successful and meaningful career. A minor in either Professional Writing or Writing & Rhetoric would benefit any CAS major, as well as majors outside CAS, such as in Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Health Sciences, and Journalism. Many fields today require an understanding of disciplinary discourses and an application of diverse writing skills. The Professional Writing Minor will help students develop competency in understanding professional writing genres and environments, such as peer-reviewed publications, professional presentations, technical and training documentation, management of online domains related to one’s profession, and the creation and maintenance of a professional/career portfolio. Both minors are structured so that students take required and elective courses, and can complete an optional experiential learning project.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Grammar & Style
  • Writing Workshop
  • Grant Writing
  • Technical Communication
  • Legal Writing

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Writing for the Health Professions
  • Writing about African-American Literature
  • Writing about Global Literature
  • Theories and Methods of Mentoring Writers

ADMISSION INFO:

Completion of the Writing and Rhetoric minor requires 18 credits and the Professional Writing Minor 21 credits. At least 12 of the credits must be taken at Stony Brook University.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Assistant Professor
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Tutor
  • Lawyer
  • Politcal Campaign Worker

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Appalachian State University
  • Hofstra University
  • Northampton Community College
  • The Core Story

Interested in this Minor?

Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Chair: Roger Thompson

Office: 2005 Humanities

Phone: (631) 632-7390

College Of Arts And Sciences
Program in Writing & Rhetoric
Back to all Programs

Why Minor in Writing & Rhetoric or Professional Writing?

No matter the job or profession, writing and communication skills are vital to a successful and meaningful career. A minor in either Professional Writing or Writing & Rhetoric would benefit any CAS major, as well as majors outside CAS, such as in Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Health Sciences, and Journalism. Many fields today require an understanding of disciplinary discourses and an application of diverse writing skills. The Professional Writing Minor will help students develop competency in understanding professional writing genres and environments, such as peer-reviewed publications, professional presentations, technical and training documentation, management of online domains related to one’s profession, and the creation and maintenance of a professional/career portfolio. Both minors are structured so that students take required and elective courses, and can complete an optional experiential learning project.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Grammar & Style
  • Writing Workshop
  • Grant Writing
  • Technical Communication
  • Legal Writing

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Writing for the Health Professions
  • Writing about African-American Literature
  • Writing about Global Literature
  • Theories and Methods of Mentoring Writers

ADMISSION INFO:

Completion of the Writing and Rhetoric minor requires 18 credits and the Professional Writing Minor 21 credits. At least 12 of the credits must be taken at Stony Brook University.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Assistant Professor
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Tutor
  • Lawyer
  • Politcal Campaign Worker

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Appalachian State University
  • Hofstra University
  • Northampton Community College
  • The Core Story

Interested in this Minor?

Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Chair: Roger Thompson

Office: 2005 Humanities

Phone: (631) 632-7390

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