ENGLISH 229 - Professional Writing
Winter 2018, Section 006 - Aristotle Gets a Job
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Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature


Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:


In this course, we will adapt the teachings from the long and rich tradition of rhetorical studies to contemporary professional writing situations. We will combine the works of ancient Greek and Roman scholars with today’s digital documents; the teachings of Renaissance rhetors to current writing tasks; and the best of today’s rhetorical scholarship to the kinds of writing that you will do in your future professional field. By looking at the past, we will be able to prepare for the ever-changing future.

In order to create a situation for us to explore, the class will design and create a strategy board game complete with all of the writing that surrounds this type of project: the packaging, instructions, press releases, marketing, intergroup communications, and reports. A final version of the game will be presented at a game fair at the end of the semester. At this game fair, the University of Michigan community will vote on which game they think is the most marketable and enjoyable. You will work both in a small group, as well as individually. Your final course grade will be a combination of these two components.


ENGLISH 229 - Professional Writing
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001 (REC)
 In Person
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (REC)
 In Person
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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