Writing at Pitt-Johnstown
Students looking to improve their writing skills can take advantage of the Writing minor at Pitt-Johnstown. The Writing Department provides students with opportunities to enhance their communication skills and write more proficiently. The Writing minor, like most minors, consists of 18 credits which are broken down into professional and creative styles. The minor allows students to engage in a serious minor that offers a challenging addition to their chosen major.
What Writing classes are available?
The courses listed below are only a small glimpse into the Writing courses available on our campus. To view the full list of Writing course descriptions, click here.
INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING This course offers students an introductory study of the written arts. Through the close reading of modern and contemporary texts and guided experimentation in a variety of genres (e.g., poetry, fiction, drama, and creative nonfiction), students will examine, explore, and discuss the creative process. Class may be taken by freshman English writing majors.
ENGWRT 0053 INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL WRITING This course introduces students to several forms of professional writing, such as review and profile writing, public relations and marketing writing, and writing for the Web. Students will compose, revise, and edit their own texts and also read and study "real world" examples of professional writing. ENGWRT 0531 POETRY WRITINGThrough writing exercises, close and extensive reading of modern and contemporary poetry, and intense revision of their own poetry, students will be introduced to the forms, elements, and techniques of poetry writing.
Pitt-Johnstown Writing Department Homepage
Minor Requirements (.pdf)
Pitt-Johnstown Writing Faculty
Dr. Michael W. Cox, Coordinator of Professional Writingmwcox@pitt.edu233B Biddle Hall, (814)-269-7159
Dr. Fred Fornoffffornoff@pitt.edu 222A Biddle Hall, 814-269-7150
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