United Arab Emirates University
United Arab Emirates University

United Arab Emirates University

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature Minor in Creative and Professional Writing in English

Technical and Professional Writing is part of our effort to collapse the better and more relevant aspects of the Writing Minor into the Language Minor (see proposed amendments to the Minor below). The idea is to help springboard students into professional life in ways that enhance verbal and text-based literacies and prepare them for the kinds of discursive and communicative acts they will likely encounter in their professions. The requirement of two 400-level courses in a Minor was, we felt, off-putting to potential Minors. 450 and 452 will stand as options to each other in the Minor—while both include elements of both textual and verbal literacy, each has its own focus, which allows students to choose this vital 400-level requirement according to their interests or strengths.

Program Objectives

  • Develop fiction/non-fiction writing and publication skills.
  • Develop language editing skills to a professional standard.
  • Apply electronic publishing skills.
  • Apply effective group management skills.


Required Credit Hours: minimum hours