Minor: Manuscript, Print Culture, and Editing

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
Publication Practicum
Studies in Digital Humanities
Rhetoric and Writing3
Professional and Technical Writing
Language, Literacy, Power
Rhetorics of New Media
Creative Writing I Fiction
Creative Writing Poetry
Literary Nonfiction
Women And Rhetoric
Multimodal Writing and Rhetoric
Composing Digital Environments
Technical Communication
Studies in Rhetoric and Composition
Literary Histories of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing3
Popular Literature
Women Writing/Women Reading
The Novel Before 1900
Old English
Chaucer
19th-Century American Literature
Histories Of Writing, Reading, And Publishing
Girls, Literacies, and Print Culture
Classical Studies
Studies in Digital Humanities
Early Modern Studies
18th-Century Studies
Medieval Studies
19th-Century Studies
Studies in Rhetoric and Composition
Studies in Authorship
Studies in Genre
20th- and 21st-Century Studies
Electives9
Select three additional courses from any sections above.
Total Credits18