Why Minor in Writing?

Writing is necessary for communication, in academic environments and professional settings. You will do writing in all your classes at Northeastern, on your co-ops, in graduate school, on the job. Why not practice this important skill—and develop a portfolio of writing samples that will set you apart from others? Why not practice being critical and creative, learning and applying theories and methods? You’ll have the opportunity to learn rhetoric and about the practice and teaching of writing. You’ll have the change to work in myriad and hybrid genres—poetry, fiction, nonfiction to name a few possibilities. You might take a Slam Poetry course—or learn about publishing work in a Publication Arts course. And, best of all, you’ll be part of a community of writers! Read More>>

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” ― Stephen King
After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world. ― Philip Pullman

Writing Minor

One Theories and Methods course
Three Writing courses
See the Course Catalog for details.

Recent Courses

  • Writing Boston
  • Writing to Heal
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Slam Poetry
  • Style and Editing
  • Online Creative Writing
  • Writing in Global Contexts
  • Publication Arts, and more...

Contact Professor Ellen Noonan at e.noonan@northeastern.edu for more information. Read More>>