The Department of English offers an area of study concentrating on various aspects of professional, technical writing. The area of study is intended for students and practicing professionals who wish to develop their writing skills in order to seek or advance a career in professional writing and who wish to explore the rhetorical, linguistic, and technological context of professional writing. The area of study is also intended for students who wish to pursue the masters degree in professional writing as a stepping stone to further graduate study.
Track I: at least 30 hours and foreign language requirement
Track II: at least 36 hours
Coursework from the following (9 semester hours)
Students may elect Department of English courses in rhetoric, literature, and linguistics or, with the faculty advisor's approval, courses in such areas as communication, education, journalism, art, business, technology, and instructional technology from other departments.
For further information, contact:
Department of English
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois 60115