The 22 credit hour minor prepares students for a career in technical writing by combining intensive writing training with practical experience and fundamental technical skills. All students must take EH 301, EH 302, EH 401, and EH 320 plus 9 hours of relevant electives. Students with non-technical majors (e.g., English, Communication Arts) should plan early to take courses in technical or scientific fields. Students with technical majors (e.g., Engineering, Physics, Computer Science) will take additional courses focusing on writing and communication skills. English majors are not allowed to share classes with the Technical Writing Minor. Technical Writing minors are not allowed to major in Writing with a Technical Writing concentration (other concentrations are approved, however).
A typical program for a non-technical major is as follows:
|EH 301||TECHNICAL WRITING||3|
|EH 302||TECHNICAL EDITING||4|
|EH 401||THEORY & PRACTICE IN TECH COMM||3|
|EH 320||PRACTICUM IN WRITING||3|
|Technical and Science Majors 1||9|
|9 hours of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science Electives|
|Arts, Humanities, & Social Science and Business Majors 1|
|9 hours of technical or science electives|
|Total Semester Hours||22|
All technical electives must be chosen with and approved by the Director of the Technical Writing program.