ENGL 288 B: Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing

Meeting Time: 
MW 11:30am - 1:20pm
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Josephine Walwema

Syllabus Description:

This course explores how professional and technical writers (P&T) find, create, and deliver technical information

Demand for Professional & Technical writers is strong. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, career prospects (2012–2022) for technical writers are nearly double that of other media jobs, with projections strongly outpacing the rate of aggregate occupations in the U.S. economy.

We will focus on the types of documents necessary to make decisions and take action on the job, including research reports, instructions, policies and procedures, and descriptions of processes and services. We will practice individual and collaborative processes necessary to create efficient yet ethical documents.

Catalog Description: 
Engages in professional genres and communication practices in light of emerging technologies. Students produce texts that prepare them to enter professional spaces. Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements: 
English Composition (C)
Writing (W)
Last updated: 
November 17, 2020 - 11:00pm