PWR Degree Plan

The Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) major requires students to complete thirty-six semester hours within the major. All Professional Writing and Rhetoric major and Secondary major courses carry the prefix “PWR” (e.g., PWR 3300: Technical Writing).

Core Requirements (9 hours)
Students must complete all three courses in the core.

  • PWR 2314 Introduction to Professional Writing and Rhetoric
  • PWR 3318 Professional and Workplace Writing
  • PWR 4377 Writing Internship

Lecture Courses (6 hours) 
Students must take 6 hours from this category.

  • PWR 3313 Literacy Studies
  • PWR 3316 Women’s Writing and Rhetoric
  • PWR 3317 Rhetoric of Race
  • PWR 3326 Studies in Public and Civic Writing
  • PWR 4323 Editing and Publishing
  • PWR 4375 Special Topics Lecture in Writing and Rhetoric
Workshop or Project-Based Courses (9 hours)
Students must take 9 hours from this category.
  • PWR 3300 Technical Writing
  • PWR 3303 Argumentative and Persuasive Writing
  • PWR 3309 Creative Nonfiction
  • PWR 3321 Tutoring Writing
  • PWR 3385 Special Topics in Writing Workshop (Grant Writing, Travel Writing, Sports Writing, Food Writing, etc.)
  • PWR 4309 Undergraduate Research and Publication
  • PWR 4311 Writing for Social Change
  • PWR 4321 New Media Writing and Rhetoric
  • PWR 4348 Religious Rhetoric and Spiritual Writing
  • PWR 4349 Advanced Creative Nonfiction

Literature Electives (3 hours)
Students must complete 3 hours from this category.
Choose one course from 3000 or 4000 level ENG literature courses.

English Department Electives (Non-PWR Courses) (3 hours)
Students must complete 3 hours from this category.
Choose one course from 3000 or 4000 level ENG literature, creative writing, or linguistics courses.