3203-101 MW 8:00 a.m. - 9:20
3203-102 TR12:30 p.m. - 1:50
3203-104 TR 8:00 a.m. - 9:20
The purposes and practice of expository writing in the professions, with particular emphasis on writing related to each student’s major. Topics include audience analysis, communication ethics, collaboration, information design, technical editing, and professional genres (letters, e-mails, memos, instructions, proposals, reports, and presentation slides).
Departmental Learning Goals:
Critical Inquiry (Objective 1.1): Students engage in an increasingly sophisticated discourse and demonstrate aesthetic and critical discernment through close textual analysis. (Objective 1.2): Students evaluate secondary sources and apply skills in information gathering and management, and document design, using traditional sources and emerging technologies.
Knowledge of Language and Literature(Objective 2.1): Students understand the usage and structure of the English language. (Objective 2.4): Students are introduced to seminal academic and professional publications in the field of technical and professional communication.
Writing as Process (Objective 3.1): Students reflect on their arguments over multiple stages of development. (Objective 3.2): Students reference and format primary and secondary sources using any one style manual consistently.
Engagement (Objective 4.1): Students are aware of a cultural context for their own values and those of their sources.
Course Learning Outcomes and Measurements
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
See attached syllabus and schedule of assignments.
100 - 90% — A
89 - 80% — B
79 - 70% — C
69 - 60% — D
60% — F
All assignments submitted for grading in this course must conform to the guidelines outlined in each assignment description.
Graded assignments submitted after their due dates will be penalized in the following ways:
Students are expected to attend all classes and are responsible for work missed during any absence from class. Students missing more than 5 classes will be reported to the Dean of Students and are subject to administrative withdrawal from the course by the instructor.
Students must attend class; participate in class discussions, assignments, and team work; and bring the course textbook to class to receive class participation points.
See attached syllabus/schedule.