Writing Concentration Overview

The concentration in writing allows the student to achieve expertise in written communication both for personal growth and professional training. Three Creative Writing courses allow students to experiment with a variety of forms of fiction, poetry and nonfiction. The Rhetoric course looks at classical techniques of persuasion. In all of the applied writing courses, students will hone technique and submit work for publication. Professional writing courses include Journalism, Public Relations, and Technical Writing in which students learn skills applicable to a variety business positions where precise communication is essential. Regardless of the course, the faculty encourage students to engage their creativity in the professional world. Further hands-on experience can be gained through working as an editor for the college literary magazine, The Bluestone Review.

Career Opportunities for the Writing Concentration

Technical Writer
Freelance Writer
Editor
Publisher

Reporter
Literary Agent
Public Relations Specialist
Advertising Agent

The Writing Concentration is offered through the English Major.

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