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CW 151 - Introduction to Principles of Professional Communication

Spring 2019
Description 

This course introduces students to key principles and rhetorical strategies of writing texts in nonacademic settings. The primary focus is on learning and practicing strategies to generate written documents in a business context. Additionally, students consider issues of spoken communication. See course website.

Available in 
Fall and Spring
Prerequisites 
Fulfillment of both halves (Parts A and B) of the Reading & Composition Requirement and junior or senior status, or consent of instructor
Units and Format 
3 units – Three hours of lecture per week
Grading Option 
Letter grade

Section

Theme

Time

Instructor

Class Number: 31119
Meeting time @ place:
MWF 11:00am - 12:00pm @ 7 Evans Hall
Section Theme: Introduction to the Principles of Professional Communication
Instructor: Caroline M. Cole
Section Description:

Introduction to the Principles of Professional Communication (CW151) 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.

Book List:

course readers to be available at a local copy shop (TBA)