Writing

Minor

  • Only 18 credits! 
  • Take courses in a variety of writing skills
  • Compliment any major 
  • Intership opportunities

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Accomplished English Faculty

Bill Conlogue, Ph.D.
19th and 20th Century American Literature
Agnes Cardoni, Ph.D.
Composition, 20th Century American Literature, Feminist Theory, and English Education
Deborah Brassard, Ph.D.
Modern British Literature, Modern American Literature, and Shakespeare
Erin Sadlack, Ph.D.
Medieval and Early Modern British Literature, Women's Studies, and Rhetoric and Composition

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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Writing Minor


The English Department offers an 18 credit minor in Writing. In addition to English 160, students are required to complete any five of the following courses.

ENGL 450 Writing for the Social Sciences
3
ENGL 460 Creative Writing
3
ENGL 470 Business and Technical Writing
3
ENGL 475 Composition Theory and Practice
3
ENGL 480 Advanced Writing
3
ENGL 484 Political Writing and Rhetoric
3
ENGL 485 Writing and Cultural Studies
3
ENGL 490 Feminist Writing and Rhetoric
3
ENGL XXXW A writing-intensive literature course
3-6
ENGL 451 Internship
3

English 160 Composition and Rhetoric is the prerequisite for the internship and all upper-division writing courses. The upper-division courses may be taken in any sequence.

All majors are required to consult either the chairperson or their advisors prior to registration each semester. The responsibility of fulfilling the department’s requirements, however, rests with the student.

Additionally: Education majors, Secondary and Elementary, must consult with Marywood’s Department of Education in order to fulfill the education sequence and QPA requirements in an orderly and accurate manner.

In order for the English Department to recommend a major for graduation, 50 percent of the student’s English courses must have been taken at Marywood with a minimum QPA of 2.33 in the major.