2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Professional and Technical Writing Minor

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Minor Coordinator

Heather Thompson, Writing Studies Academic Support Coordinator
239 H.B. Crouse


Lois Agnew, Patrick W. Berry, Collin Gifford-Brooke, Kevin Adonis Browne, Lenny Grant, Alicia Hatcher, Krista Kennedy, Brice Nordquist, Eileen E. Schell, Tony Scott, Joseph Wilson

The Professional and Technical Writing minor will provide students with documented training in professional and technical writing in digital and scientific contexts.


The minor in Professional and Technical Writing requires 18 credits of coursework: WRT 307 - Advanced Writing Studio: Professional Writing; at least two courses from List A; the balance can be taken from List A or B.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Produce effective documents for business, health care, nonprofit, government, technical, or scientific professions in local, national, or global contexts
2. Rhetorically analyze professional audiences and effective persuasion practices
3. Learn, analyze, and apply the ethics of professional and technical communication across professions, including accessibility and inclusivity
4. Produce rhetorically astute work in multiple modalities

Declaring a PTW minor

To declare a Writing minor, students should complete the Declaration of Minor form and either email it to writing@syr.edu or bring the form to the Writing Department office (239 HBC Hall) for the signature of the minor coordinator. A copy of the form must be filed with the student’s home college.

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