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ENGL 405. Principles and Theories of Professional Communication

Credits: 3
Department: English
Description: Historical, cultural and social exploration of Professional Communication as a situated discourse practice in job and portfolio preparation. Consent of instructor required for undergraduates.
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Use foundational terminology, theories, and applications used in the professional communication field, enabling students to both define the field as well as identify the relationship between the field and rhetoric.
2. Translate the history, theories, research, technology, and practices of professional communication into professional identities and abilities to become workplace practitioners and researchers.
3. Apply cultural and social perspectives of language and technology to analyze the rhetorical dimensions, functions, and efficacy of workplace artifacts and communication practices.
4. Use methods, concepts, technologies, and theories used in the professional communication field to construct research questions regarding a workplace communication issue, conduct research on that issue, and produce an effective solution to the issue.

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