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ENGL 332. Writing for the Professions

Credits: 4
Department: English
Description: Rhetorical situations, purposes, audience and ethical issues in workplace writing genres. Collaboration processes, layout/format conventions, clarity and correctness. May include oral presentations, usability testing, portfolios.
Prerequisites: ENGL 191
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Develop skills in managing varied genres of writing in business/corporate organizations: such as memos, research reports, letters, manuals, resumes, fliers, newsletters, web pages and other public relations materials.
2. Develop skills in writing for different purposes: explanation, persuasion, analysis, reflection.
3. Develop skills in analyzing audiences and adapting writing to different audiences in terms of formatting and readability.
4. Develop skills in analyzing writing situations: styles, conventions, format expectations and alternatives.
5. Develop skills in electronic communication: accessing and using/responding to online materials, listservs, information/data sources, visual formatting.
6. Develop skills in collaboration in group writing projects.
7. Develop increased capacity to address ethical concerns in writing and technology in professional communities.

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