Courses


There are 3 sets of requirements for completing a B.A. from Michigan State University in Professional Writing:

University General Education requirements

College of Arts and Letters requirements

Professional Writing Major requirements

Four core courses
WRA202 - Introduction to Professional Writing
WRA210 - Introduction to Web Authoring
WRA260 - Rhetoric, Persuasion, and Culture
WRA360 - Visual Rhetoric
Three courses from one of the three tracks
Digital & Technical Writing
WRA320 – Technical Writing
WRA415 – Digital Rhetoric
or WRA410 – Advanced Web Authoring
or WRA420 - Content Management
Editing & Publishing
WRA370 - Introduction to Grammar & Style
WRA380 - Managing Large-Scale Publication Projects
WRA470 - Editing & Publishing
Communities & Cultures
WRA330 - Research in Communities & Cultures
WRA331 - Writing in the Public Interest
WRA453 - Grant & Proposal Writing
One Capstone Course
WRA455 - Portfolio Seminar
WRA493 - Internship in Professional Writing
Three Elective Courses from the following
WRA 225 – Introduction to Multimedia Writing
WRA 308 – Invention in Writing
WRA341 – Nature, Environmental, & Travel Writing
WRA355 – Writing for Publication Workshop
WRA395 – Writing Center Theory & Practice
WRA425 – Advanced Multimedia Writing
WRA482 – Information & Interactive Design

WRA 202 – Introduction to Professional Writing

 

WRA 210 – Introduction to Web Authoring

 

WRA 260 – Rhetoric, Persuasion, and Culture

 

WRA 360 – Visual Rhetoric

 

WRA 320 Technical Writing

 

WRA 308: Invention in Writing

 

WRA 331: Writing in the Public Interest

 

WRA 370: Introduction to Grammar and Style

 

WRA 395: Writing Center Theory

 

WRA 410 Advanced Web Authoring

 

WRA 420: Content Management

 

WRA 453 Grant & Proposal Writing

 

WRA 482 Information & Interactive Design