Minority Perceptions of the Professional Writing Curriculum
My primary objective is to investigate how minority students perceive professional writing courses and the professional writing program at UWM. I am especially interested in whether they feel excluded or perceive obstacles to academic or professional success in this program. The underlying problem is that few minorities take courses in the professional writing program, major in professional writing, or pursue a career in this field. After designing my study and obtaining IRB approval for it this fall, I plan to conduct a literature search, interviews, surveys, and observations.