Minor in Writing
BOLSTER YOUR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS
No matter your major, the Writing Minor is an ideal opportunity to strengthen your ability to understand, critique, and craft arguments; develop strategies for writing in various contexts; and gain confidence as a communicator. The concentrated study of and practice in writing, language, and rhetoric will only enhance your qualifications in almost any profession.
15 credits from these courses:
EN 207: Creative Writing (multiple genres)
EN 308: The Art of Fiction
EN 360: History of the English Language
EN 361: Social Media Writing
EN 362: Editing and Writing for Publication
EN 363: Professional and Technical Writing
EN 453: Writing Internship
*It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.
Students can take advantage of a number of literary opportunities:
Sigma Tau Delta
Established in 1924 to recognize excellence in literature studies and writing, Sigma Tau Delta enables English majors and minors to share their passion for verbal arts through non-classroom experiences and via an international network of schools. Belmont Abbey College’s local chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society was established in Fall 2010. Please contact Dr. Corwin with any inquiry about chapter enrollment or chapter activities.
Agora is Belmont Abbey College’s prize-winning literary journal. Student editors work to read, select for publication and prizes, and edit literary works, photography, and art submitted by the Belmont Abbey community. Agora is open to all students from all disciplines and class status. With their advisor, the student-editors also host two splendid and often surprising Poetry, Song, and Story nights each semester. Here the entire Abbey community is invited to listen and to share poetry, short fiction, and music. One of these events is Originals Only, where only original works, songs, or musical pieces may be shared. At the last event of the year, the Agora editors are recognized for their labor of love, and the first copies to be seen of the latest Agora are distributed hot off the press to the audience. Students interested in Agora should contact Dr. Hren.
Both online and in print, Belmont Abbey College’s Crusader newspaper is a valuable opportunity for students of any discipline to practice their skills. Those pursuing an English bachelor’s degree will find writing for the Crusader especially rewarding. Crusader contributors gain valuable journalism experience and may even receive class credit for their work.
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