COM 340 Feature Writing
Introduction to Professional Writing and Rhetoric
ENG 282/PWS 499
COM 110 Media Writing
Three elective courses in two disciplines from a preselected list
COM 310 Reporting for the Public Good
COM 311 Broadcast News Writing
COM 312 Strategic Writing
"Communication is a powerful tool, but you have to be able to harness it correctly to be most effective. My PW classes taught me this, as well as real-life application."
COM 316 Writing for Television and Cinema
The Professional Writing minor gives students the opportunity to expand their writing abilities and enhance the skills necessary for a professional career.
Minor Course Requirements
What Alumni Are Saying
Professional Writing Minor
ENG 318 Writing Science
ENG 311 Publishing
ENG 304 Understanding Rhetoric
ENG 211 Style and Editing
BUS 202 Business Communications
HST 301 Research Methods
"The PW skills I refined at Elon have continued to develop and evolve while working professionally in ways I don't think I realized as a student. Things that may not have seemed as important, suddenly became key to successful communication."
"My Professional Writing classes were some of the most valuable ones I took at Elon. I learned about the theory and practice of rhetoric and the importance of crafting content that is user centered."