Concentration in Professional Writing

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

 

Concentration with Thesis:

 

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 448/548 Advanced Technical and Professional Design
2. ENGL 485/585 Foundations in Professional Writing
3. ENGL 595 Internship
4. ENGL 651 Studies in Professional Writing
5. ENGL Elective 3 hours as approved by the concentration coordinator
6. ENGL 770 Internship and Thesis in Professional Writing (6 hours)

 

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.

 

Thesis information:

 

Thesis Information for Professional Writing Students

 

Concentration Without Thesis

 

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 548  Advanced Technical and Professional Design
2. ENGL 585 Foundations in Professional Writing
3. ENGL 594 Publishing in Digital Humanities
4. ENGL 595 Internship
5. ENGL 651 Studies in Professional Writing
6. ENGL Electives 6 hours as approved by the concentration coordinator

 

Students must also complete at least 18 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.

 

 

Faculty

 

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

Location:DVIC 361

Phone:985/549-5759

Email: psawyer@selu.edu



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