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.
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.