Both the concentration and minor in Professional Writing and Editing introduce students to the theory and practice of writing business and technical documents. The program emphasizes the following writing abilities:
- Understanding the varied roles of writing in a professional context
- Understanding and applying the conventions of different professional genres
- Understanding why and how writing is usable or accessible for different audiences
- Explaining and describing complex and specialized information for both technical audiences and lay audiences
- Developing visual design skills, including the use of graphics and page design
Both the concentration and minor in Professional Writing and Editing require 15 credit hours of course work. The biggest difference between the two is that the minor does not require an internship. You can also see a side-by-side comparison comparison of the PWE minor and concentration.
WVU Online Writing
Our program recognizes the needs of non-traditional, part-time students. For these students, we offer online PWE courses through the Office of Extended Learning. For more information, contact them at 1-800-2LEARN2 or visit http://online.wvu.edu/minors/writing/.