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Course Catalog

Professional Writing

This course teaches students to write effectively in a variety of professional contexts. Students become acquainted with the basic genres of professional communication, including research briefs, emails, memos, and letters; promotional materials; social media campaigns; document and web design; and résumés and cover letters. They also learn a range of strategies for controlling their voice and argumentation, copy editing and polishing written work, and attending to organization and style in a professional setting. Students are asked to apply the skills learned in this course to a variety of real-life situations connected to their major and career trajectory.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0