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Starting January 1, 2012, the major in Technical Communication and the Professional Writing track within the Writing major will no longer be offered. In their place will be the major in Technical Communication and Professional Writing (TCPW).

  1. If you have declared the current Writing or Technical Communication major, you can either complete your current major or switch to the new major in Technical Communication and Professional Writing starting Jan. 1, 2012.
  2. If you have not declared a major and you prefer the current major in Writing or Technical Communication, you must declare before Jan. 1, 2012.
  3. If you are deciding whether or not to declare the new TCPW major, here are the changes that would affect you.

For students currently majoring in Technical Communication:

  • Must take INFS 315 instead of INFS 115
  • Must take WRIT 280 Digital Tools for Writing and Communication instead of COMM 171
  • Must take an additional class: WRIT 573 Writing and Designing for the Web II
  • Can take either WRIT 574 or MDST 580
  • There are some new electives to choose from:  WRIT 377 Writing Grants and Proposals and MDST 485 Communicating with New Media
    The new major requires 5-6 additional credits.

For students currently majoring in Writing with an emphasis in Professional Writing:

  • Must complete an internship
  • Must take WRIT 280 Digital Tools for Writing and Communication instead of COMM 171
  • Must take MDST 485 Communicating with New Media
  • Must take WRIT 373 Writing and Designing for the Web I
  • WRIT 531 or 532 is no longer a requirement. These classes can be taken as electives.
  • The new major requires 6-8 additional credits.

Transition Documents

PDF linkTransition Description
pdf linkNew Major Description and Checklist

For information on the new major, contact your advisor. You can also contact Craig Hansen (craig.hansen@metrostate.edu) or Anne Aronson (anne.aronson@metrostate.edu)



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