The Minor in Manuscript, Print Culture, and Editing examines the social, cultural, economic, and political history of the written word. It considers relationships among authors, editors, publishers, printers, illustrators, and booksellers as well as the reception of texts by readers, reviewers, and critics. This minor allows students to study the production of texts through the centuries while also gaining hands-on editing experience through internal and external internships. Students take a wide variety of courses covering a range of historical periods that have a significant emphasis on the history of reading, writing, and authorship as well as courses that focus on aspects of contemporary publishing and editing.
To graduate with a Minor in Manuscript, Print Culture, and Editing, students must achieve a grade-point average of at least 2.0 in the 18-hour program described below, but no credit will be given for courses in which the grade is below C-. No course may fulfill more than one requirement.
Program of Study
|Editing and Publishing||3|
|Structure Of English|
|External Internship (must be approved by UMKC English internship coordinator)|
|Rhetoric and Writing||3|
|Language, Literacy, Power|
|Rhetorics of New Media|
|Creative Writing I Fiction|
|Women And Rhetoric|
|Composing in the Digital Age|
|Writing for Social Media|
|Advanced Technical Writing|
|Literary Histories of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing||3|
|Women Writing/Women Reading|
|The Novel Before 1900|
|19th-Century American Literature|
|18th-Century British Literature|
|Histories Of Writing, Reading, And Publishing|
|Girls And Print Culture|
|Studies In The Novel 1740-1900|
|Studies In The Modern Novel|
Select three additional courses from any sections above.