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Writing Courses - Course Descriptions

ENGL 2960: Professional and Business Writing

Catalog Description: Instruction and practice in report writing within an organizational context. Emphasis on the analytical report based on research. Prerequisite: ENGL 1110

The Four Focus Areas

The core of this course consists of the following four skill areas.

  • Research Skills (using primary and library research to discover and employ information)
  • Correspondence Skills (learning the generic conventions of each)
  • Promotional Writing Skills (may or may not use primary research; to disseminate information; to inform and persuade public audiences that organizations communicate with)
  • Visual Communication Skills (may appear as separate assignments or as components of other assignments)

Significant time will also be devoted to the research process, including discussions on finding, evaluating, and incorporating research into texts, reviewing at least two documentation practices, and establishing ethical practices when researching human participants.

Most ENGL 2960 courses are web-enhanced with Blackboard sites and meet in a computer classroom. Expect to post responses to discussion boards, submit papers online, and engage in chatroom discussions and live collaborative sessions as well as meeting in a traditional classroom. Critical reading and a research paper are required.

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Last Updated: 8/8/17