Carnegie Mellon University

Technical Writing & Communication - Minor

After completing the First-Year Writing prerequisite, students will take 6 additional courses for a minimm of 54 units.

Learn how to declare a minor in Technical Writing & Communication.

Curriculum: 6 courses, 54 units minimum

Introductory Course

Choose one of the following courses:

76-270 Writing for the Professions
76-271 Introduction to Professional & Technical Writing

300-Level Core Writing Courses

Choose two of the following courses:

76-373 Argument
76-389 Rhetorical Gramma
76-390 Style
76-391 Document & Information Design

300- or 400-Level Recommended Theory/Specialization Courses

Choose two of the following courses:

76-319   Environmental Rhetoric
76-359   User Experience Methods for Documents            
76-361   Corpus Rhetorical Analysis          
76-388   Coding for Humanists    
76-395   Science Writing
76-419   Media in a Digital Age   
76-425   Science in the Public Sphere       
76-428   Visual Verbal Communication    
76-474   Software Documentation            
76-476   Rhetoric of Science         
76-481   Introduction to Multimedia Design
76-491   Rhetorical Analysis         
76-494   Healthcare Communications

300- or 400-Level Technical Communication Elective

Choose one of the following courses. Courses used to fulfill the above Theory/Specialization requirement may not double count for this requirement.

76-318   Communicating in the Global Marketplace          
76-319   Environmental Rhetoric
76-325   Intertextuality  
76-340   American English             
76-351   Rhetorical Invention      
76-355   Leadership, Dialogue, and Change           
76-359   User Experience Methods for Documents            
76-360   Literary Journalism Workshop   
76-361   Corpus Rhetorical Analysis          
76-372   News Writing    
76-375   Magazine Writing            
76-378   Literacy: Educational Theory and Community Practice     
76-386   Language & Culture       
76-388   Coding for Humanists    
76-389   Rhetorical Grammar      
76-391   Document & Information Design              
76-395   Science Writing
76-396   Non-Profit Message Creation    
76-419   Media in a Digital Age   
76-420   The Cognition of Reading and Writing: Introduction to a Social/Cognitive Process              
76-425   Science in the Public Sphere       
76-428   Visual Verbal Communication    
76-472   Topics in Journalism: Storytelling in a Digital Age
76-474   Software Documentation            
76-475   Law, Performance, and Identity
76-476   Rhetoric of Science         
76-481   Introduction to Multimedia Design          
76-484   Discourse Analysis          
76-487   Web Design       
76-491   Rhetorical Analysis         
39-605   Engineering Design Projects