Writing, Minor

Students in the writing minor integrate theory with writing practice. Courses on writing for social media, writing in global contexts, and writing in a variety of creative genres provide students with opportunities to explore writing in diverse contexts.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Three of the four total classes must be taken at Northeastern.

Writing Theories and Methods

Complete one of the following:4
Introduction to Rhetoric
Introduction to Writing Studies
Writing for Social Media: Theory and Practice
Rhetoric of Law
The Practice and Theory of Teaching Writing
Topics in Rhetoric and Writing Studies
Research in Rhetoric and Writing

Writing Electives

Complete three of the following:12
Grammar: The Architecture of English
Introduction to Rhetoric
Introduction to Writing Studies
Writing to Heal
Writing for Social Media: Theory and Practice
Rhetoric of Law
Technologies of Text
The Practice and Theory of Teaching Writing
Topics in Rhetoric and Writing Studies
Research in Rhetoric and Writing
Creative Writing
Style and Editing
Digital Writing
Writing and Community Engagement
Writing in Global Contexts
Visual Writing: Writing Visuals
Writing Cultures
Writing Boston
Creative Nonfiction
Poetry Workshop
Fiction Workshop
Nonfiction Workshop
Topics in Writing
Publishing in the 21st Century
The Writer’s Marketplace

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor