At Siena, we offer a diverse range of writing courses, from Writing Poetry, to Rhetoric(s) of Hip-Hop Culture, to Experimental Fiction. All students at Siena—no matter their major—are welcome in WRIT (Writing and Communication) courses. This minor will strengthen your written, oral communication, and critical thinking skills—which are highly marketable to future employers or graduate schools.

Students in writing classes are encouraged to participate fully in the literary community at Siena. Students are involved in activities linked to classes, such as presenting readings of their own creative work, and they also participate in activities such as the English Society, Pendragon (the student literary journal), and The Promethean (the student newspaper) that are open to all Siena students.

Writing and communication minors can also gain real-world work experience through internships with local businesses, publishers, magazines, radio and television stations, and other institutions. These internships last for a full semester, and students earn Siena credits for completing the internships.

Courses offered include:

  • Creative Writing
  • Writing Poetry
  • Writing Short Fiction
  • Flash Fiction
  • Writing Creative Non Fiction
  • Rhetoric of Hip Hop

For more information, contact Professor Karin Lin-Greenberg (for creative writing inquiries) or Dr. Todd Snyder (for rhetoric and composition and oral communications inquiries).