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Indiana University Bloomington

Concentration in Public and Professional Writing

The Public and Professional Writing concentration emphasizes the critical analysis and production of writing and written discourse in professional, academic, and civic contexts. This concentration provides English majors with a strong core of abilities in reading and writing, as well as an opportunity to build rhetorical knowledge in a variety of modes, sites, and genres of language use.

Successful completion of the Public and Professional Writing concentration will prepare students for effective participation in language-intensive professions. Its guiding aim is two-fold: 1) to foster critical literacy—the ability to see and intervene in the cultural forces that shape the conventions of language use in the many professions and fields that students will enter upon graduation; and 2) to encourage an understanding of how the spaciousness of language helps us describe the workings of written communication in different modes and contexts.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ENGLISH MAJOR WITH CONCENTRATION IN PUBLIC AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING

If you enrolled during the 2014-2015 academic year: Requirements for the Major in English with a Concentration in Public and Professional Writing.

If you enrolled during the 2013-2014 academic year: Requirements for the Major in English with a Concentration in Public and Professional Writing.

If you enrolled during or before the 2012-2013 academic year: Requirements for the Major in English with a Concentration Public and Professional Writing.