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The School of Writing, Literature, and Film offers a Writing Minor that is distinctive and flexible. Coursework toward a the Writing Minor may be taken on-campus or through Ecampus, or with a combination of on-campus and Ecampus courses. Writing minors may also participate in on-campus and off-campus internships for credit (see the School of Writing, Literature, and Film undergraduate advisor Steve Kunert.
Preparation in a Writing Minor combines well with a variety of OSU majors to strengthen career and professional preparation.
A distinctive feature of the Writing Minor at OSU (Ecampus and on-campus) is that courses are taught by writing specialists (including tenure-line faculty) in the areas of creative writing and scientific, technical and professional writing. The minor is flexible: you may elect to take courses that highlight your strengths and areas of interest within the writing field, prepare for applications in graduate writing programs (such as MFA in creative writing or professional/technical communication), and enhance communication skills for the workplace.
Some students with aspirations for graduate, law or medical school studies pursue the Writing Minor to better enable themselves to write more proficiently at higher academic levels, where work is more rigorous and written output is expected to be of a very high level. Others engage in the Writing Minor for the pure joy of expressing themselves, and working with ideas and words.
Many students in the writing minor publish works in student publications on campus and in external publications.
Professor Peter Betjemann answers the question "What is a Simile?" for the Oregon State Guide to English Literary Terms video series, one of many efforts within the School of Writing, Literature and Film towards public outreach and education.
A minimum of 27 total credits are required
A: 11 or more credits from the following (at least one course must be 300-level):
B: 12 credits from these courses:
C: Elective: 3-4 credits in a 300/400 Level Writing or Literature Course