Writing Minor


Degree Type: Primary or Secondary Minor

The writing minor is designed to develop basic skills in creating, shaping, communicating and translating knowledge through the written word. The skills are valuable in every career a student wishes to pursue.

Writing Minor Courses


WRTG 159 - Contemporary Argument and Research

In this class, students will explore current events and discuss their own reasoned perspectives on contemporary issues. Read more »

Additional Program Requirements


The writing minor requires 18 credit hours beyond WRTG 109, at least three of which must be from WRTG offferings and at least three of which must be from MCOM or GDES writing courses.

The 18 credit hours also must include three writing courses numbered above 300.

Melanie Krieps Mergen

“Now that I’m in a graduate program for writing, I’m realizing now more than ever how outstanding the Modern Languages department is,” says Melanie. “My time as an English major at Briar Cliff gave me the foundation I needed to hit the ground running.”

Melanie Krieps Mergen

English and Music