Writing classes provide students with the intellectual and technical frameworks that enable them to approach course materials and disciplines critically. Writing well is not a skill-set to be mastered, but an intricate interaction of cognitive and rhetorical processes performed for a variety of purposes, in multiple circumstances, and for diverse audiences. This minor allows students to practice these processes in a range of writing situations, and exposes students to comparative approaches to modes of writing: prose, creative nonfiction, playwriting, poetry, journalism, screenwriting, professional writing, and multimedia.
The interdisciplinary approach of this minor helps students develop strong writing skills, techniques, and practices through varied pedagogical styles and methods. A main benefit of this minor is that students will have opportunities to learn from faculty in different disciplines, gaining knowledge of those disciplines while writing in various genres. These courses provide a strong writing foundation for students interested in any number of academic and career fields.
The Interdisciplinary Writing minor is a five-course program consisting of one required 200-level core class and four electives, described as follows.
Note: No more than three courses from one department can be counted towards the minor.
|WRD 295||Argument and Rhetoric Across the Disciplines||
While students may choose their own emphasis in a particular field or discipline, they must take two elective courses from different departments.
Julie Prebel, chair
Assistant Professor, Writing & Rhetoric
B.A., UC Berkeley; M.A., Cal State San Francisco; Ph.D., University of Washington
Director of the Center for Academic Excellence; Associate Professor, Writing & Rhetoric
B.A., Pitzer College; M.A., Ph.D., UCLA
Associate Professor, Art History & Visual Arts
B.A., Harvard University; M.F.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California
B.A., M.F.A., University of Michigan
Full-time NTT Associate Professor, Theater
A.B., Occidental College; M.F.A., UCLA
Irma and Jay Price Professor of English Literature; English, Emeritus
B.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Yale University
Associate Dean for Core Curriculum and Student Issues; English; Core Program; Advisory Committee, Urban and Environmental Policy
B.A., Middlebury College M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia