2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
    Oct 04, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

ENG 1800 - Introduction to Professional Writing and Rhetoric


Goals: To survey common genres and audiences of professional writing in their organizational, cultural, and ethical contexts. To introduce  fundamental principles of rhetorical theory and how they can be applied to the analysis and production of professional communication.

Content: Genres and emphasis may vary from semester to semester. Possible genres include: proposals, reports, infographics, memos, apologies, user and feasibility testing, and job application materials. Students will focus on the rhetorical, ethical, technological, legal, and pragmatic elements of producing professional writing for diverse audiences and purposes.

Taught: Fall and spring

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and FYW 1120 or its equivalent

Credits: 4