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The Sweetland Minor in Writing

The Minor in Writing is designed for student writers eager to achieve their intellectual and professional goals. Regardless of your major or college, you will benefit from the guidance of supportive Sweetland faculty as you learn to produce engaging work across different genres, modes, and media. By expanding your writerly expertise to include valuable knowledge of digital platforms common to creative and professional fields, you will increase the practical value of your writing skills. The Sweetland Minor in Writing emphasizes practice, research, and invention, and offers numerous opportunities to apply class concepts to multimodal projects that challenge conventional understandings of how writing should look and what it can do.

Want to reach a wider audience? Unlike other programs, the Sweetland Minor in Writing trains you to not only “write for the professor,” but to produce compelling, accessible writing for a broad readership. This comprehensive approach prepares you to effectively market your work to employers, publishers, and the public. Completion of the Sweetland Minor in Writing results in a dynamic, web-based portfolio of original writing projects that demonstrates your writing versatility, research skills, and technical aptitude. Armed with the  foundational skills necessary for leadership in any field, graduates from the Sweetland Minor in Writing are well-prepared to meet the growing need for strong writers in today’s competitive job market.