Degrees & Requirements

Minor Requirements

  • ART 210 Visual Arts Computing
  • ART 215 Web Design or ART 310 Graphic Design
  • ENGL 200 Reading & Writing About Literature or ENGL 321 Advanced Expository Writing
  • ENGL 322 Writing Poetry or ENGL 323 Writing Prose Fiction
  • MCOM 204 Beginning Publication & Design
  • MCOM 302 Writing, Reporting & Editing II

Course Descriptions

ART 210: Visual Arts Computing

Use of personal computers and discipline-related software as aids in visual design. This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Artistic Expression.

ART 215: Web Design

Visual design, navigation development, communication and authoring of websites. This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Artistic Expression.

ART 310: Graphic Design

Fundamentals of digital visual communication and modern advertising techniques. Emphasis on computer design, layout, typography, and reproduction.

Pre-requisite: ART 210 Visual Arts Computing

ENGL 200: Reading & Writing About Literature

Instruction in reading and analyzing literature, writing academic discourse, and using electronic research and documentation. Introduction to different genres and selected critical theories. English majors should complete this course before the end of the sophomore year. This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Interpreting Texts. This course satisfies the proficiency requirement for Written Communication in the disciplines.

Pre-requisite: ENGL 101 Writing

ENGL 321: Advanced Expository Writing

Reading and writing longer forms of exposition, persuasion, narration, and analysis, with emphasis on clarity of style, argument, and advanced editing and research skills. This course satisfies the proficiency requirement for Written Communication in the disciplines.

Pre-requisite: ENGL 101 Writing

ENGL 322: Writing Poetry

The writing of poetry, with attention to traditional prosody and innovations in contemporary poetry. This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Artistic Expression.

Pre-requisite: ENGL 101 Writing

ENGL 323: Writing Prose Fiction

The writing of prose fiction, with emphasis on techniques of characterization, voice, plot development, and theme. This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Artistic Expression.

Pre-requisite: ENGL 101 Writing

MCOM 204: Beginning Publication & Design

Application of basic design and typographic principles to a variety of print publications such as advertisements, flyers, newspapers, and brochures, using the latest design software. This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Artistic Expression.

MCOM 302: Writing, Reporting & Editing II

Intermediate work in information gathering and writing for media in various styles, including in-depth reporting, features, and opinion pieces. Intermediate-level story planning, editing, and packaging for presentation in various media formats.

Pre-requisite: MCOM 202 Writing, Reporting & Editing I (C or better)


  • This information is effective using the most recent Academic Catalog for more detailed course descriptions you can view the Academic Catalog here.