Writing

If you feel called to write novels, history books, business reports, magazine articles, law briefs, or sermons (or anything else!), then Indiana Wesleyan University's Writing major is for you.

Our program stresses both the joy of composition and the practical application of writing skills to communication challenges in everyday life. Students are prepared both theoretically and practically to be outstanding communicators who use language carefully, effectively, and powerfully. Our graduates are published poets, children's writers, editors, teachers, church workers, or lawyers, or work in other professions that value the power of the written word. Students complete this program with a range of writing experience in various genres. IWU Writing majors not only become proficient in the practice of writing, but also discover their own voice and style.

With its strong liberal arts foundation, a Writing major is recommended as an excellent professional degree program. Students may also choose to minor in Writing as a supplement to another IWU major.

As a Writing student at IWU, you will be mentored by highly qualified faculty who will help and encourage you to develop a strong Christian voice and follow your calling to use language to the glory of God. You will discover that your life and work can be a way to authentically worship God and serve humankind. And while you're here - at one of the fastest-growing Christian universities in the country - you'll be part of God's unfolding story as you set out to discover God's grand design for your life.

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Courses

One of the best ways to discover a degree program is to check out the course listings. By simply clicking on the course titles below, you can get a preview of the classes you will attend as a student at Indiana Wesleyan University.

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WRI-230,WRI-234,WRI-235,WRI-481,ENG-481

ELECTIVES

Students must take 12 credit hours of Literature Electives (except ENG-180) and 18 credit hours of Electives in WRI-200 (or above) or the following COM courses:

COM-210,COM-223,COM-224,COM-331,COM-353,COM-362,COM-483,COM-485

REQUIREMENTS FOR WRITING 30-HOUR MAJOR*

WRI-230,WRI-234,WRI-235,WRI-481,ENG-481

ELECTIVES

Students must take 12 credit hours of Literature Electives (except ENG-180) and 6 credit hours of Electives in WRI-200 (or above) or the following COM courses:

COM-210,COM-223,COM-224,COM-331,COM-353,COM-362,COM-483,COM-485

* Taken only as a second major.


Writing Minor

For the Writing minor, students take 24 credit hours of Writing courses at the 200 level or above or any of the COM courses listed above.

Faculty

Our Writing and English faculty are largely PhD- or MFA-prepared, with appropriately diverse areas of expertise in all areas of writing and language. They are excellent teachers who are also nationally and internationally recognized writers and editors. They believe in writing and learning with their students and in mentoring to develop strong Christian voices.

Click on a faculty member's name below to learn more about that individual.

Paul Allison; MFA, PhD Professor; English paul.allison@indwes.edu View Profile
Mary M Brown; MA, PhD Professor; English mary.brown@indwes.edu View Profile
Katrina Karnehm; MLitt, PhD Asst Prof; English katie.karnehm@indwes.edu View Profile
Mary Alice Trent; MA PhD Prof; English | Chair; Modern Lang & Literature maryalice.trent@indwes.edu View Profile
Roberta Henson; MA, PhD Professor; English | Director; Writing Center roberta.henson@indwes.edu View Profile
Charles Bressler; MS, PhD Professor; English | Senior Scholar for Undergrad Research | John Wesley Honors College charles.bressler@indwes.edu View Profile
H. Michael Buck; MA, PhD Professor; English mike.buck@indwes.edu View Profile
Timothy G Esh; MPhil Asst Prof; English timothy.esh@indwes.edu View Profile
Bradley Spaulding; MA Asst Prof; English brad.spaulding@indwes.edu View Profile
Jennifer Light; MA Asst Prof; English jennifer.light@indwes.edu View Profile