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

Professional Writing Minor


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Department Contact:

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

Program Description:

The Professional Writing minor is designed to inculcate students with the abilities, tools, and desire to write effectively and efficiently for a variety of audiences, purposes, contexts, and media. Particular emphasis is given to coursework in professional writing studies and digital media studies.

Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  • define and identify the qualities that distinguish effective from ineffective communication in oral, written, visual, and digital formats;
  • emulate in their coursework the qualities of effective communication in these four formats; and
  • demonstrate their ability to compose, revise, edit, proofread, and prepare materials in these formats for professional audiences.

Total Credits Required:

15 credits

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