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Supplement your non-English major with a minor in technical communication or professional writing in the English, Technical Communication & Media Arts department at Southern Polytechnic State University.

Why should I minor in technical communication or professional writing?

Written and verbal communication skills are some of the most important you'll need to succeed in any career. A minor in Technical Communication or Professional Writing allows you to refine essential skills with advanced courses in the English, Technical Communication & Media Arts department at Southern Polytechnic State University.


Technical Communication

After taking TCOM 2010—Technical Writing, you'll take only 12 more hours, 9 of which must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. If you earn a grade of "C" or better in each course, your minor credential will be designated on your SPSU transcript.

Choose your courses from:

  • TCOM 3010—Science Writing
  • TCOM 3015—Environmental Writing
  • TCOM 3020—Proposal Writing
  • TCOM 3030—Instructional Design
  • TCOM 3045—Fundamentals of Information Design
  • TCOM 3430—Foundations of Graphics
  • TCOM 4000—Professional Editing
  • TCOM 4035—Fundamentals of Website Design
  • TCOM 4040—Applied Graphics for Technical Communicators
  • TCOM 4045—Foundations of Multimedia
  • TCOM 4070—User Documentation
  • TCOM 4120—Usability Testing
  • TCOM 4130—Online Documentation
  • TCOM 4170—Video Production
  • TCOM 4175—2D Animation

Professional Writing

After taking COMM 2000—Business Communication, you'll take only 12 more hours, 9 of which must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. If you earn a grade of "C" or better in each course, your minor credential will be designated on your SPSU transcript.

Choose your courses from:

  • COMM 3035—Organizational Communication
  • COMM 3040—Health Communication
  • COMM 3050—Journalism
  • ENGL 3010—Science Writing
  • ENGL 3015—Environmental Writing
  • ENGL 3020—Proposal Writing
  • ENGL 3025—Creative Writing and Essay Workshop
  • ENGL 3040—Article Writing and Essay Workshop
  • ENGL 4010—Publishing for the New Media
  • TCOM 4000—Professional Editing

For questions about your minor options in the English, Technical Communication & Media Arts department, contact Dr. Herb Smith.


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