Stephen F. Austin State University

Technical & Professional Writing

English Minor in Technical & Professional Writing (18 Credit Hours)

The technical writing minor is designed to prepare students with the skills necessary to pursue a career as a technical or professional writer, or to provide those with major concentrations in technical fields with the writing skills that the leaders in those professions find most valuable.

Program Director - Dr. Steven Marsden
E-mail: marsdensj@sfasu.edu


Course # Title Credit Hours
Core Courses (9 hours - all required)
273 Technical & Scientific Writing 3
373 Technical & Professional Editing 3

473

335

Advanced Technical Writing

or

Digital Rhetoric and Writing

3
Required Internship (3 hours) - Select one of the following courses.

474

460

Technical and Professional Writing Internship

or

Academic Publishing Internship (with prerequisites and consent of instructor)

3
Electives (6 hours) - Select two courses from the following list.

335

344

382

473

481

MCM 103

Digital Rhetoric and Writing

Structures of English (or 439 Advanced Grammar)

Reasoning and Writing

Advanced Technical Writing

Advanced Composition

News Writing 1

6*
Total Credit Hours: 18

*Choose two courses from: ENG 335 (if not used as a required course), ENG 344, ENG 382, ENG 473 (if not used as a required course), ENG 481, MCM 103.

*Courses from other departments with appropriate focus on professional writing, editing, or layout may be included in the six hours of electives with the approval of the department chair or director of the minor. Students should be aware that these courses may have prerequisites that are not part of the minor. Example courses that may be found suitable include ART 270, MCM 301, MCM 403, COM 406, or MCM 430.