TR 8:00 a.m. -9:30 a.m.
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 with assignment schedule
Group /team member evaluations
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:
Negative points are scored for absences or tardies (i.e., late to class or leaving class early):
-3 points for two absentees
-6 points for three absentees
-9 points for four absentees
Two tardies are counted as one absence. Arriving 15 minutes late or leaving 15 minutes before class ends counts as an absence.
Five absences or tardies: student is subject to being dropped from the course.