UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Program: Minor in Writing and Rhetoric

Program Description

The minor in English consists of a 24-unit program in either Literature or Creative Writing; and an 18-unit program in Writing and Rhetoric—a minor particularly designed for students whose careers are likely to entail professional and/or technical writing. Though a minor is not required for a baccalaureate degree, many students find it desirable.

Program Requirements

1. Upper Division Required Courses (12 units)

Select four courses from the following:

ENGL 306 Report Writing (3)
ENGL 407 Composition and the Professions (3)
ENGL 455 Literacy, Rhetoric and Culture (3)
ENGL 459A-Z Selected Topics in Writing and Rhetoric (3)
ENGL 494 Internship (3)

2. Electives (6 units)

Select two courses from the following:

AFRS 395 Bilingualism in the African-American Community (3)
ART 244 Graphic Design I (3)
BLAW 470 CS Legal Research and Writing in Business (3)
CHS 405 Chicana/os and the Media (3)
CHS 433 Language Acquisition of the Chicana/o and ESL Speakers (3)
CHS 482 Language of the Barrio (3)
COMS 309 Advanced Public Speaking (3)
COMS 325 Legal Argumentation (3)
COMS 356 Intercultural Communication (3)
COMS 443 Rhetoric of Business (3)
COMS 444 Political Rhetoric (3)
COMS 454 Communication and Technology (3)
ENGL 205 Business Communication in its Rhetorical Contexts (3)
ENGL 215 Critical Thinking About Research Writing (3)
ENGL 302 Introduction to Modern Grammar (3)
ENGL 305 Intermediate Expository Writing (3)
ENGL 355 Writing About Literature (3)
ENGL 405 Language Differences and Language Change (3)
ENGL 406 Advanced Expository Writing for Teachers (3)
ENGL 412 Literary Magazine (3)
HIST 301 The Historian’s Craft: Reading, Research and Writing History (3)
JOUR 340 Principles of Public Relations (3)
JOUR 390 Freedom of the Press (3)
JOUR 400 Mass Communication Law and Ethics (3)
JOUR 465 Mass Communication and Popular Culture (3)
JOUR 478 International News Media (3)
JOUR 480 History of the American News Media (3)
MGT 498 Field Assignments and Reports—Management (3)
MKT 440 Integrated Marketing Communications (3)

Total Units in the Minor: 18

Contact

Chair: Kent Baxter
Associate Chair: Kate Haake
Staff: Marlene Cooksey, Frank de la Santo, Antoinette Mangum, Ronaldo Noche, Wendy Say
Sierra Tower (ST) 708
(818) 677-3431
www.csun.edu/humanities/english