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ENG 492 Writing and Editing Internships: Independent Study (3 credits)

The primary purpose of this independent study is to introduce a junior or senior to professional writing, editorial, and related skills in a particular communications area. Students will normally work from ten to twenty hours per week at an appropriate site and will meet with their English-department mentors regularly during the semester. Acceptable venues include newspapers, magazines, academic journals, publishing companies, television stations, radio stations, public-relations firms and departments, advertising agencies, governmental and university departments, and other suitable sites. Students will maintain a portfolio of work completed, keep a journal or field notes of their working experience, submit essays as assigned by their mentor, and secure assessments from a supervisor of their work performance. Restricted to English majors. Minimum GPA of 3.0 (or cumulative average of 3.4 or higher for courses in the major field), or permission of mentor and chair.