Secondary Major

PWR Secondary Major Degree Plan

The Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) Secondary major requires students to complete thirty 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 (6 hours)
Students must take 6 hours from this category.

  • 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 (12 hours)
Students must take 12 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.