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 SRU'S NORTH HILLS SITE PLANS MASTER'S PROGRAM IN PROFESSIONAL WRITING 

 

SPOTLIGHT

Nov. 11, 2002

CONTACT: Gordon Ovenshine (724) 738-4854; e-mail: gordon.ovenshine@sru.edu

SRU’S GRADUATE PROGRAM IN PROFESSIONAL WRITING AT NORTH HILLS
SITE PREPARES STUDENTS FOR CAREERS IN SEVERAL FIELDS

            SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Those who aspire to a professional writing career in business, technology or science have a more convenient way to acquire the credentials: Slippery Rock University is offering a master of arts in professional writing at its North Hills Site off Route 910 in Wexford.

           Students should be able to complete the degree in two years, even if fully employed. Most classes are held in the evening to accommodate working adults. Classes are open to students with undergraduate degrees in English, communication, business, science or technology.

           Two courses will be offered spring semester, “Introduction to Rhetoric” and “Seminar in Creative Writing,” offered on Wednesdays and Tuesdays, respectively. SRU created the program in 1996, but next semester will be the first time classes are held at North Hills Site.

           The program provides a strong background in verbal and visual rhetoric, applicable in publishing, technical and scientific writing, grant application, advertising and public relations. The program also prepares students who wish to apply to doctoral programs in order to teach professional writing at the college level.

            SRU’s North Hills Site is just west of I-79, in the Waterfront Corporate Park building. Free parking is available, and classrooms are furnished to suit adults.

           For more information, call Dr. James Strickland, coordinator of the Professional Writing Program, 724-738-2349, or e-

james.strickland@sru.edu.

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