Concentration in Professional Writing
as part of the Master of Arts in English at Southeastern
Professional Writing Program Overview
Aimed at fostering success in the modern workplace and the academic classroom, the Professional and Technical Writing Program gives its students an introduction to business communication, document design, web design, research strategies, audience analysis and other essential tools. The M.A. Concentration is highlighted by an internship that places the M.A. candidate in real-world situations. Both the M.A. Concentration and the Minor prepare students for success in further endeavors, whether it be in the workplace or a classroom.
Curriculum in Professional Writing
With permission of the Coordinator of Professional Writing, a student may elect to pursue a Concentration in Professional Writing. The Professional Writing Concentration includes a thesis written in conjunction with a Professional Writing internship.
|1.||ENGL 448/558||Advanced Technical and Professional Design|
|2.||ENGL 485/585||Foundations in Professional Writing|
|3.||ENGL 486/586||Document Production and Design|
|4.||ENGL 770 [6 hrs]||Internship and Thesis in Professional Writing|
Students must also complete at least 15 hours of coursework in English at the 600 level. With the approval of the advisory committee, students may take a maximum of 6 graduate hours in a related field.
Paul Sawyer (Concentration Coordinator), Associate Professor, Ph.D., Illinois State University
Richard Louth, Professor, Ph.D., University of Virginia
Kenneth L. Mitchell,Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
Christine Mitchell, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Louisiana, Lafayette
If you have questions, contact Dr. Paul R. Sawyer, Coordinator of Professional Writing
Dr. Paul R. Sawyer