| Course Template
The following information should be available to students as a part
of all syllabi for this course.
Catalog Name: Professional and Technical Writing
Instructor sub-title (optional)
Required texts and other readings/materials
- Individual instructors
may assemble a group of texts that will allow students to meet the objectives
and specifications of the course. No specific texts are required.
- An intensive,
practical examination of ways to write powerful, audience-driven documents
in a variety of real-world business, professional, and technical contexts.
Students will also learn how to make effective business-related presentations
supported with appropriate documentary and visual aids.
ENGL 1101 and 1102.
- A further specific
description pertaining to this section of the course may be added.
will develop the rhetorical acumen and composing skills needed to prepare
a variety of documents required in common business and technical writing
will learn teamwork and collaborative authorship skills.
will develop real-world problem-solving techniques.
will understand and practice the scrupulous attention to detail necessary
in a business and technical writing environment.
will become aware of techniques for adapting their writing to the demands
of a highly audience-driven, context-sensitive field.
will develop techniques for making effective business presentations
to individuals and groups.
will understand and appreciate internationally and culturally diverse
styles of business communication.
topics and assignments appropriate to those topics
- This course fulfills
one of the departmental requirements for the completion of the English
major and the English Major with Secondary Education.
- Students will develop
the analytical, oral and written skills to pursue graduate study or
careers in teaching, writing, business and a variety of other fields.
- To be determined
- To be determined
by instructor, but to include the production, individually and cooperatively,
of employment documents, proposals or unsolicited recommendations, instructions,
and a variety of business, professional, and technical planning documents
- Other policy statements
specific to this class should be included on the syllabus.
- A detailed calendar
of readings and assignments should be made available to the class at
the first class meeting. A copy should be posted electronically and
kept on file in the English department office.
- Students should
be expected to come to class, prepared and able to participate.