ENGLISH 229 - Professional Writing
Section: 006 Critical, Rhetorical and Community Frameworks
Term: WN 2019
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 use critical (historical and cultural contexts), rhetorical (author, audience, purpose), and community-based learning frameworks to approach professional writing. The course will ask students to engage with discussion questions that include: How are professional cultures created? How do these cultures affect professional writing expectation? How do we consume and compose online writing, especially when considering rhetorical situations? What are paradigms of service-learning and how can we utilize our resources and knowledge to write with or for a community partner?

Students will create individual and group projects exploring professional writing genres such as job application materials, online writing, and investigative reports. Students will also complete work for a community partner, weekly reading responses, and daily class activities. In addition to the primary text—which students must purchase—all other course materials will be provided by the instructor.

Students in this course must agree to participate in a labor-based contract where students earn a final course grade but work is assessed with written and oral feedback rather than letter grades, and extra work is required to earn an A. For further information about the purposes and practices of a labor-based course, please email the instructor.

ENGLISH 229 - Professional Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (REC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9781319044763
The business writer's companion, Author: Alred, Gerald J.,
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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