Minor in Writing
The Writing minor equips a person who wants a strong background in writing for education or other professions where writing is an integral component (law, business, and communications, for example).
The Writing minor consists of 18 credits of coursework in the English and Communication Departments. The courses enhance a student's understanding of the various rhetorical modes and prepares him or her to work comfortably with the types of writing required in today’s working world. Because writing is a core requirement in most of the professions, it is imperative that one’s rhetorical skills meet the required standards required in the age of information.
The program focuses on the various rhetorical modes (approaches and devices employed in accordance with the audience and situation), from the journalistic to the literary to the creative. This minor is an excellent addition to any major program of study.
Business and professional leaders indicate that good communication is the basis for promotion in many cases. By completing the writing minor, an individual gains experience with many different kinds of writing that will be a strong asset in any vocation.
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Introduction to Media Writing||Introduction to writing for the mass media: print, broadcast, Internet, public relations, and advertising. Includes practical experience in information gathering, organizing, and writing with emphasis on style, structure, and techniques appropriate to the various media formats.|
|Feature Writing||Practical experience in writing and developing feature materials for newspapers and magazines.|
|Technical Writing||Focuses on skills in writing tasks normally encountered in the work world, including various types of business correspondence, mechanism and process description, instructions, proposals, and reports. Some assignments involve subject matter from the student's major area of study.|
|Creative Writing||Imaginative writing, providing guidance and practice in at least two of the following genres: poetry, fiction, drama. Includes submitting work to national publications.|
|Expository Writing||Sharpens the student's writing of English prose. Attention to expository essay patterns and documentation conventions.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Melinda Booze joined the Evangel faculty in 2006, where she currently teaches communication courses and serves as adviser for The Lance, Evangel’s student newspaper. Booze is the founding editor of the Assemblies of God’s On Course magazine, a position she held for 10 years. Along with writing for On Course, Booze has written articles for [...]read more
Dr. Diane Awbrey has been teaching English courses at Evangel since 2005. Prior to joining the Humanities faculty, Dr. Awbrey developed curriculum for the Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City. She has also taught at Central Bible College, Friends University and St. Michael’s College in Vermont. For a time she also owned her own magazine publishing business. [...]read more
NOTE: A minor is a secondary field of interest that is meant to complement your academic major. While your major is chosen for your intended career choice, your minor may be something you pursue for your personal interest or to augment your major.
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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