Professional Writing

Fontbonne’s professional writing program blends the theoretical study of effective written communication with the practical application of writing skills in a variety of formats and contexts.

You’ll develop a well-rounded understanding of the production of professional-quality written materials for the contemporary, digital age.

This program will give you the opportunity to explore interdisciplinary areas of interest, such as creative writing, journalism, institutional communication, advocacy and outreach, or writing for the web.

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    Meet Quinn.

    This St. Louis native was drawn to the program's small class sizes and sense of community with his classmates.

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Professional Writing Program Highlights

  • Interdisciplinary courses include: writing, literature, graphic design, art, photography, business, and marketing and communication
  • Work closely with faculty in small classes to hone your craft.
  • Graduate with the skills to jump into nearly any field — all businesses and organizations need strong communicators who are fluent in technology and social and digital media, and grounded in solid writing skills and techniques.
  • Become a part of Fontbonne’s community of writers.
  • Become a member of Sigma Tau Delta, Fontbonne’s chapter of the national English honor society.

Professional Writing Course Samples

  • ENG 201

    Business Writing

    3 credits

    The theory behind the practice of various forms of business writing—letters, memos, proposals and reports. Emphasis on formulating communication objectives, analyzing the audience, structuring the message, and adopting an appropriate style. Individualized projects allow students to adapt the course to their own needs. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or equivalent.

  • ENG 303

    History of the English Language

    3 credits

    Study of the English language, including an overview of modern grammar and linguistics, the growth of the language, and its relation to other languages and to the historical periods of English literature. Offered even years.

  • ENG 200

    Introduction to English

    3 credits

    Provides majors with a foundation in the concepts and methods of literary analysis necessary for further literary study. Exploration of distinctive aspects of literary genres. Practice in close reading and application of varied critical approaches through writing about literary texts. Serves as introduction to the purposes and scope of the majors in literary studies, English for secondary certification, and professional writing.

Professional Writing Career Opportunities

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