May 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Writing Minor


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Department Chair 

Dr. Robin L. Cadwallader, rcadwallader@francis.edu, 814-472-3342

Program Description

The Writing minor fosters students’ ability to communicate effectively in written and digital formats for various audiences, media, and rhetorical situations. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Writing minor will be able to do the following:

  • demonstrate their understanding of the four aims of discourse (to inform, to express, to entertain, and to persuade);
  • demonstrate their awareness of and ability to emulate (and appropriately deviate from) the stylistic and disciplinary conventions of different genres; and
  • prepare, through substantial revision, editing, and proofreading, various texts for critical review and public dissemination.

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