Program Requirements

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 Publishing3
Structure Of English
External Internship (must be approved by UMKC English internship coordinator)
Publication Practicum
Publication Practicum
Rhetoric and Writing3
Workplace Writing
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 Publishing3
Popular Literature
Women Writing/Women Reading
The Novel Before 1900
Old English
Chaucer
Milton
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
Electives9
Select three additional courses from any sections above.
Total Credits18