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Professional Writing Courses

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ENG 113
Technical Communication

(3 credits)

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or better in a college level composition I course. Covers techniques for presentation of technical material in formal and informal written reports, letters and other current forms of business and technical communication. Emphasizes general principles used for successful written communication experiences in the professional world and the development of thinking and organizational skills, with specific applications to technical courses or professional case studies. (45-0)

ENG 213
Advanced Technical Writing

(3 credits)

Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113 with a "C" (2.0) or better. Provides experience in the written and oral presentation of technical material. Includes practice in professional formal and informal written reports, research in technical, scientific, or medical topics. Strengthens skills in professional level writing style and applications. Practices online research, document production, and technology application. (45-0)

ENG 214
Introduction to
Professional Writing

(3 credits)

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or better in a college level composition II course or permission of instructor. Introduces students to genres unique to professional writers, such as review writing, grant writing, freelance writing, and magazine writing, and will highlight issues of marketability. (45-0)

ENG 216, New Media Writing
(3 credits)

Prerequisite: A college level composition I course with a "C" grade or better, or permission of instructor. Focuses on creating multimedia texts and creatively and appropriately remediating print texts for interactive electronic environments, identifying and selecting the most appropriate media for a given purpose, and writing critically and knowledgeably about issues and questions raised by digital culture. (45-0)

ENG 258
Introduction to

(3 credits)

Prerequisite: A "C" grade or better in a college level composition I course. or permission of instructor. Begins the exploration of screenwriting. Focuses on understanding the basics of the genre, especially formatting and movie planning. Includes peer critique, instructor comments, and extensive revision. (30-0)

ENG 259
Advanced Screenwriting

(3 Credits)

Prerequisite: ENG 258W. Builds from skills learned in ENG 258W. Explores character, plot, and dialogue development as they relate to screenwriting. Focuses on the completion of a short film screenplay or first thirty pages of a longer work. Includes peer critique, instructor comments, and extensive revision. (30-0)

IHU 267
Producing A Student Publication
(3 credits)

Prerequisite: Any approved College Composition II course or OAT 152 with a "C" or better. Provides a guided opportunity to learn about publishing by compiling, selecting, editing, and designing an annual publication of student writing, photography, and artwork. Focuses on hands-on experience in critical reading, writing, and thinking; editing; layout; production details; marketing; design; and distribution. Credit may also be earned in ART 267 but not in the same semester. (45-45)




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