Writing Studies Major: Professional Writing Track
The professional writing curriculum combines knowledge and experience with writing technologies from a liberal arts, as well as a technical, perspective. Students apply principles of rhetoric, design, cultural theory, and creative thinking to professional writing projects in a variety of fields.
Key areas addressed in this track relate to:
- designing and delivering documents
- making persuasive arguments
- developing a variety of writing techniques
Students gain an understanding of writing’s ethical and social implications, as well as cultivate skills relevant to professional situations. The professional writing track gives students experience in developing successful relationships with writing/design communities and other audiences.
Graduates of the professional writing track are prepared for careers as writers in any number of organizations, institutions, and businesses.