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Course Catalog

Writing for the World

This course introduces students to writing for nonprofit or community organizations; writing in entertainment, publishing, public relations; and writing for marketing and social media. Students will apply theoretical concepts of writing studies to practical, real-world situations. Course themes include the exploration of applied writing genres (e.g., feature articles, profiles, grant proposals, blogs, podcasts, listicles, reviews), copy-editing and proofreading, digital writing, effective multimodal communication, informational writing, and more. Features of the class include collaborative projects, engaged writing workshops, and relating writing experiences to one’s personal goals and career interests. Prerequisite: a lower-division WI course. Spring, annually.

Advanced Core Curriculum Designation: EI
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0