Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition: Undergraduate Minor
The Writing Minor
The minor in writing offers students the opportunity to develop expertise in writing for academic, professional, civic, and personal purposes. The coursework provides practice in writing in a range of genres, editing and style, publishing, and digital media. Courses also investigate rhetoric, information technology, the politics of language use, and language and identity.
Admissions RequirementsThe minor in writing is available to all undergraduates at Syracuse University. Students must have credit for WRT 105 and WRT 205, or equivalent. Students may begin the minor before completing WRT 205.
Coursework (18 credits)
The minor in Writing requires 18 credits:
Core course (3 credits): WRT 255 Advanced Argumentative Writing.
Advanced courses (15 credits): Any 5 WRT courses at the 300 or 400 level, except WRT 320; these courses may include either WRT 331 OR WRT 340. Students may choose to take one course from an approved list of courses from other disciplines (excluding Newhouse); this list may be found on the Major page