Writing-Intensive English Minor


Writing is key to who we are and all we do. Study how your writing works and how you work as a writer. Take courses in creative writing, workplace writing, and public writing as well as literature. You will graduate ready to write for the rest of your life.

A wide variety of courses are offered in the following areas:

  • literature
  • composition
  • creative writing
  • professional and technical writing
  • journalistic writing and magazine editing
  • peer tutoring in the Ott Memorial Writing Center
  • internships with local arts groups, schools, businesses, nonprofit organizations

Minor Requirements

  • Requires 18 credit hours
    • Critical Practices and Processes in Literary Studies: ENGL 3000
    • Writing Practices and Processes: ENGL 3210
    • 1 literature elective (any ENGL 2xxx, 3xxx, or 4xxx course that is not a writing or language study course)
    • 3 writing electives: 32xx, 42xx (and 49xx, if in writing)

One elective can be chosen from the following:

  • ENGL 4110 Exploring the English Language
  • ENGL 4120 The Anatomy of English
  • ENGL 4130 History of the English Language
  • ENGL 4170 Studies in Language
  • DGMD 4345 Advanced Scriptwriting
  • THAR 4600 Playwriting
  • JOUR 4110 Article Writing
  • JOUR 4120 Critical Writing
  • JOUR 4160 Narrative Nonfiction Reporting
  • JOUR 4200 Publications Editing
  • JOUR 4360 Freelance Writing
  • JOUR 4500 Newspaper Design and Production
  • JOUR 4510 Magazine Editing


For Writing-Intensive English minors taking Journalism courses who are not also Journalism majors, ENGL 3210 is required first.

Additional Information

For more information or to declare your minor, contact Dr. Steve Hartman Keiser, Director of Undergraduate Studies, or access Marquette's Undergraduate Bulletin.