The writing concentration is available with any
The ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing is
a fundamental requirement for personal and professional success.
The concentration in writing is ideal for anyone who wishes to
develop critical writing skills; become a professional writer; or
prepare for successful communication practices within any field or
Technology and communications devices have put writing skills on
display more than ever before. Today, we often meet prospective
clients, employers, teachers, and colleagues through written
communications, before we meet them in person. Through emails,
blogs, social media content, and online resumes and portfolios, our
writing is often the first chance we get to make an impression,
professionally or personally.
Writing Concentration at the Mount
The Division of Arts and Letters oversees the writing
concentration, a four-class, 12-credit program designed to allow
students from any major to gain focused writing instruction.
The writing concentration explores various forms of professional
writing through course work in journalism, technical writing,
publishing, and creative writing.
Students will take two required courses: Writing for the
Professional and Copyediting. Students
will then be able to choose two additional courses
from this designated list, or substitute an approved 3-credit
- Creative Writing
- Tutoring Writing
- The Essay
- Journalistic Writing
- Writing for the Mass Media
- Argumentation and Persuasion
Successful completion of the concentration will include a
capstone ePortfolio drawn from the student’s writing experience and
compiled under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
This concentration is open to all majors and students. At 12
credits, this concentration can fit within many programs’
allotments of free electives.
The Writing Center at the Mount
The Mount boasts a highly experienced and well-staffed Writing Center that provides support to
students in writing projects and overall skill development.
Students with good writing skills are encourage to tutor other
students (in paying positions), and gain a great deal of experience
in doing so.
Where Our Students Have Interned
Writing internships are plentiful at the Mount, including
journalism, public relations, technical writing, media relations,
and business communications.
Journalist, technical writer, financial analyst, corporate
communications specialist, procedural and compliance writer, web
content manager, social media content manager, web writer, public
relations manager, speech writer, presentation developer,
environmental writer, advertising copywriter, magazine or book
publishing editor, freelance business writer, marketing and