Power in the pen

Language is a remarkable power that God created and humans possess. People often take words for granted, but we rely on words to communicate as well as to influence and change human thought and behavior. Maranatha’s Writing minor will expose you to various genres of writing–persuasive, creative, and technical–while helping you develop your writing and critical thinking skills.

The Writing minor, a complement to many degree programs, is a good step toward journalism and other word-dependent occupations. It also emphasizes a biblical worldview and will broaden your appreciation of the written Word.

In the real world

Kristin Griffin (’09) works as an editorial assistant at Regular Baptist Press. The Humanities: Letters major and Writing minor has authored portions of several Sunday School curriculums and also contributes her skills in copy editing, preparing supplemental learning materials, and assisting with photo shoots.

“I felt like I got a good foundation at Maranatha for the types of things I have been doing,” Griffin said. “Technical Writing prepared me for the style of writing I have dealt with most often. I have seen some of my contributions published, which is exciting. I know this is where I am supposed to be, and I am doing what I am supposed to be doing.”

Your potential career

  • Journalist
  • TV or radio copywriter
  • Public relations
  • Corporate blogger
  • Advertising
  • Marketing writer
  • Editor

  • Copy editor
  • Technical writer
  • Writing teacher
  • Magazine writer or editor
  • Proofreader
  • Freelance writer
  • Speechwriter

Required courses

Composition and Literature3
Advanced Writing3
Technical Writing3
Creative Writing3
Writing Portfolio (required)3
Script Writing
Literary Criticism
Advanced Grammar & Linguistics