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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English

113 Satterfield Hall
Tel: 330-672-2676

The Writing minor provides academic recognition to students who have demonstrated their ability in writing. The minor helps students establish eligibility for graduate programs in writing. It is also evidence of training that may be offered to prospective employers.


Attribute Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  Writing Courses    
  ENG 40099 Writing Portfolio  2  
  Choose from the following: (maximum two courses at the 20000-level) 12  
  ENG 20002 Introduction to Technical Writing (3)     
  ENG 20021 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)     
  ENG 30050 Writing and Rhetoric in a Digital Age (3)     
  ENG 30051 Writing, Rhetoric and New Media (3)    
  ENG 30062 Principles of Technical Writing (3)     
  ENG 30063 Professional Writing (3)    
  ENG 30064 Argumentative Prose Writing (3)     
  ENG 30065 Expository Prose Writing (3)     
ELR  ENG 30066 Writing in the Public Sphere (3)     
  ENG 30067 Fiction Writing I (3)     
  ENG 30068 Fiction Writing II (3)     
  ENG 30069 Poetry Writing I (3)     
  ENG 30070 Poetry Writing II (3)     
  ENG 30071 Creative Nonfiction (3)     
  ENG 30072 Editing and Publishing: Fiction and Nonfiction (3)     
  ENG 38895 Special Topics in Writing (3)     
ELR ENG 42092 Writing Internship (3) 2    
  JMC 20004 Advertising Writing and Storytelling (3) 1    
  JMC 40037 Scriptwriting for Video and Film (3) 1    
  PAS 22000 Creative Writing in the Black World (3)     
WIC THEA 41026 Playwriting (3)    
  THEA 41027 Advanced Playwriting (3)     
  Cognate courses: choose from the following: (maximum one courses at the 20000-level) 9  
  COMM 25464 Argumentation (3)     
  COMM 25902 Communication Theory (3)     
KHU/DD COMM 26000 Criticism of Public Discourse (3)     
  ENG 31001 Fundamental English Grammar (3)     
  ENG 31002 History of the English Language (3)     
  ENG 31003 Linguistics (3)     
  ENG 31095 Special Topics in Linguistics (3)     
  ENG 39595 Special Topics in Literary Criticism (3)     
  ENG 36001 Literary Criticism (3)    
  ENG 39895 Special Topics in Rhetoric, Composition and Writing (3)     
ELR ENG 43092 Teaching Poetry in the Schools (3)     
KSS/DD JMC 20001 Media, Power and Culture (3)    
  JMC 40022 Film as Communication (3)     
  PHIL 31060 Philosophy of Art and Beauty (3)     
WIC PHIL 41080 Philosophy and Art in the Modern Age (3)     
  PSYC 40461 Psychology of Language (3)     
  TRST 30230 Approaches to Translation (3)     
  1. Overrides are available from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at 330-672-2572.
  2. This requirement may be met by placements and the Kent State University Press, The Writing Internship, Institute for Bibliography and Editing, WICK Poetry Center or others.



Students may apply to the program coordinator for permission to use special topics courses and other appropriate courses not listed in the curriculum to satisfy the cognate requirements.

Students in the College of the Arts may request that specific courses in art, art history, music and theater be accepted as meeting the cognate area requirements.

Students in the College of Communication and Information may request that specific courses in communication studies and journalism and mass communication be accepted as meeting the cognate area requirements.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Minimum overall 2.000 GPA.
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).