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  Aug 16, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor: Professional Writing


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OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18

GPA requirements to earn minor: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: A “C-” or better is required in all Professional Writing Minor courses.

Contact Information: Charlsye Diaz, Coordinator of Professional Writing,  305 Neville Hall, 581-3839, charlsye_diaz@umit.maine.edu


Students from all fields of study can add a professional credential to a degree by studying the kinds of writing that will be important to their professions. Courses in the minor enable students to analyze audiences and writing situations and to write persuasively in professional contexts. Students learn to develop newsletters, to write reports and proposals, and to prepare other paper and electronic texts in corporate and nonprofit settings. Students also may learn to prepare operating manuals, instructions, specifications, and other technical documents.

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