CHESS 16-54 REV MINOR ENGL

March 10, 2017

Purdue Northwest Curriculum Document

Program Name: Minor in Creative and Professional Writing

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  • Document No: CHESS 16-54 REV MINOR ENGL
  • Proposed Effective Date: Fall 2017
  • Submitting Department: English/CHESS
  • Date Reviewed by Department: February 24, 2017
  • Submission Date: March 10, 2017
  • Date Reviewed College/School Curriculum Committee: March 31, 2017
  • Contact Person: Bethany Lee, Assistant Professor of English

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  • Approval by Faculty Senate: May 5, 2017
  • Date Reviewed by Senate Curriculum Committee: 4/14/17
  • Name(s) of Library Staff Consulted: NA
  • Will New Library Resources Used?: No
  • Form 40 Needed?: No

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Task: Minor Change or New Minor Proposal: Complete Section I

  • Program Name: Minor in Creative and Professional Writing
  • Degree Name(s):

Section 1: This section is for changes in programs, minors and certificates

List the major changes in each program of study, minor or certificate

  1. The name of the minor will be changed from “Minor in Creative and Professional Writing” to “Minor in Creative Writing as a Profession.” This sharpens the focus of the minor and helps to distinguish the minor from existing major and certificate programs—some confusion was created through the merger of the two English departments.
  2. The minor will now require 6 hours of upper-level creative writing electives and 3 hours of upper-level professional writing electives. Previously, a student could take 3 or 6 in creative writing and 3 or 6 in professional writing. This change ensures that students complete at least 6 hours of senior-level craft workshop courses.
  3. The list of technical and professional writing courses that students may take to satisfy the upper-level electives requirement has been expanded to reflect the greater variety of offerings now available after the merger.
  4. The bingo sheet has been updated throughout to reflect both course numbers in instances where two courses have similar names and near-identical objectives on the two campuses, such as English 40900: Introduction to Fiction Writing on the Westville campus and English 41800: Short Fiction Writing on the Hammond campus. The bingo sheet now lists both courses as a single option in the Creative Writing Electives category. This way, students will see that they can take these courses on either campus to fulfill the requirements, but they’ll also know that they may not take duplicate courses and have it count toward the minor.
  5. The internship course (ENGL 42001/48000) has been moved up to the top of the bingo sheet to be clearly listed as a required course.

The requirements and prerequisites remain the same (though the composition course numbers have been updated to reflect PNW’s numbers.)

Old Course Matrix List:

  • 6 Credits Required
    • 3____ ENGL 20500, Introduction to Creative Writing
    • 3____ ENGL 30600, Introduction to Professional Writing
  • 9 Elective Credits, Choose 3 Courses from Creative Writing Elective Credits and Professional Wriitng Elective
  • 3 or 6 Creative Writing Elective Credits
    • 3____ ENGL 40700, Introduction to Poetry Writing
    • 3____ ENGL 40900, Introduction to Fiction Writing
    • 3____ ENGL 41000, Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction Writing
  • Technical and Professional Writing Elective
    • 3____ ENGL 41900, Multimedia Writing
    • 3____ ENGL 42000, Business Writing, OR ENGL 42100, Technical Writing
    • 3____ ENGL 43000, Professional Copy Editing
  • 3 Credits Professionalization Component
    • 3____ ENGL 42001, Careers in English

18 Credits Required For This Minor

**Must take at least one from each category, for a total of six hours in one category and three in the other.

New Course Matrix List

  • 9 Credits Required
    • 3____ ENGL 20500/31900, Creative Writing
    • 3____ ENGL 30500 Creative Writing as a Profession
    • 3____ ENGL 42001, Careers in English OR ENGL 48000, Internship in Writing
  • 6 Credits Required Creative Electives (Choose 2)
    • 3____ ENGL 40700, Introduction to Poetry Writing
    • 3____ ENGL 40900/41800, Fiction Writing
    • 3____ ENGL 40000/41000, Creative Non-Fiction Writing
  • 3 Credits Techincal and Professional Writing Electives(Choose 1)
    • 3____ ENGL 30200, Publications Design
    • 3____ ENGL 40400, Web Page Design
    • 3____ ENGL 40600, Review Writing
    • 3____ ENGL 41101, Writing for the Health Sciences
    • 3____ ENGL 41900, Multimedia Writing
    • 3____ ENGL 42000, Business Writing
    • 3____ ENGL 42100, Technical Writing
    • 3____ ENGL 42501, Writing for New Media
    • 3____ ENGL 42601, Writing for Social Media
    • 3____ ENGL 43000, Professional Copy Editing
    • 3____ ENGL 43100, Web Usability
    • 3____ ENGL 43500, Topics in Writing for Digital Media
    • 3____ ENGL 43600, Writing for Informational Interactive Media
    • 3____ ENGL 43700, Writing for Video Games
    • 3____ ENGL 45100, Feature Writing

18 Credits Required For This Minor

  • Impact on Students: The new minor will help meet the needs of students who are interested in pursuing careers in publishing and editing creative writing.
  • Impact on University Resources: NA The department already possesses the resources and faculty necessary to implement this minor.
  • Impact on other Academic Units: NA

Minor in Creative and Professional Writing (English)

Requirements:

  • 18 Credit Hours Minimum — No Credit Hours for the Minor may be taken Pass/No Pass.
  • 2.5 GPA Minimum in the Minor
  • Prerequisites: ENGL 10000/10400 & ENGL 10500
  • All appropriate prerequisites must be fulfilled before enrolling in Minor courses (see PNC Catalog).
  • Minor must be attached to a Major in any discipline, and all Major requirements must be met as well.

Course Matrix List:

  • 9 Credits Required:
    • 3____ ENGL 20500/31900, Creative Writing
    • 3____ ENGL 30500 Creative Writing as a Profession
    • 3____ ENGL 42001, Careers in English OR ENGL 48000, Internship in Writing
  • 6 Credits Creative Writing Elective (Choose 2):
    • 3____ ENGL 40700, Introduction to Poetry Writing
    • 3____ ENGL 40900/41800, Fiction Writing
    • 3____ ENGL 40000/41000, Creative Non-Fiction Writing
  • 3 Credits Technical and Professional Writing Electives
    • 3____ ENGL 30200, Publications Design
    • 3____ ENGL 40400, Web Page Design
    • 3____ ENGL 40600, Review Writing
    • 3____ ENGL 41101, Writing for the Health Sciences
    • 3____ ENGL 41900, Multimedia Writing
    • 3____ ENGL 42000, Business Writing
    • 3____ ENGL 42100, Technical Writing
    • 3____ ENGL 42501, Writing for New Media
    • 3____ ENGL 42601, Writing for Social Media
    • 3____ ENGL 43000, Professional Copy Editing
    • 3____ ENGL 43100, Web Usability
    • 3____ ENGL 43500, Topics in Writing for Digital Media
    • 3____ ENGL 43600, Writing for Informational Interactive Media
    • 3____ ENGL 43700, Writing for Video Games
    • 3____ ENGL 45100, Feature Writing

18 Total Credits Require For The Minor