Minor in Professional Writing

UNLV's Minor in Professional Writing is a seven-course (21 credit hour) English Department program open to all majors and working professionals. The program strengthens your workplace written communication skills or prepares you for a career as a professional writer.

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Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in designing, writing, and editing print and digital texts for a variety of audiences and purposes in professional contexts.
  • Demonstrate project management skills.
  • Exhibit a complex understanding of common professional writing genres.
  • Exhibit an ability to collaborate effectively at all stages of a writing project.
  • Exhibit visual design awareness and acuity.
  • Apply a broad repertoire of research and critical-thinking skills that reflect an awareness of cultural contexts.
  • Develop strategies for learning digital/software applications and acquiring expertise.

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