Topics in Professional Writing

General

Prefix

ENGL

Course Number

437

Course Level

Undergraduate

Instruction Mode

Online

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Liberal Arts

Description

Focus on a specific field within professional writing such as grant writing, social media writing, or strategies for digital content.

Prerequisites

Credits

Min

3

Max

3

Repeatable

Yes

Number Of Repeats

9

Goals and Diversity

MN Goal Course

No

Cultural Diversity

No

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Develop a critical awareness of institutional and disciplinary frameworks.

Outcome

Describe research's relationship with institutional and social exigencies.

Outcome

Apply professional research methods to solve problems.

Outcome

Apply professional methods to create an effective written response appropriate for a particular purpose, audience, situation and authorial role.

Outcome

Use rhetorical principles to understand and analyze cultural and social perspectives of language and technology to create effective texts.

Outcome

Apply theories, concepts and principles of rhetoric and writing to print, visual and digital texts, recognizing and creating genre forms.

Outcome

Develop an awareness of disciplinary frameworks, terminology, and critical issues relating to a specific professional field.

Course Outline

Course Outline

Rhetorical strategies and genre conventions for professional writing. 20% Rhetorical theories and their applications, audience, and ethics. 15% Overview of research methods and documentation. 10% Development of a collaborative writing team and principles of group and collaborative leadership. 20% Readings and interpretation of institutional contexts for professional writing. 15% Genre concepts: Genres of digital and social media. 10% Professional standards and expectations for final project. 10%