This course introduces students to key
principles and rhetorical strategies of writing texts in non-academic
settings. Although informed by rhetorical theory, this course
encourages students to examine and practice a range of techniques
to create appropriate and effective texts.
By concentrating on audiences, purposes,
forms, and formats of professional correspondence, students will
write and design a variety of documents which emphasize content,
organization, tone, and readability. The course may address issues
of oral communication; however, the primary focus will be on
learning and conscientiously applying techniques to generate
written documents in business contexts.