Spring 2017 Courses

The English Department will offer a minor in professional & technical writing in fall 2017. Start fulfilling minor requirements now by taking any of these courses offered next semester!

English 203: Introduction to Research for Professional Writers

This course covers research projects, mixed methods research, and research ethics for professional writers

English 306: Introduction to Professional Writing

This course covers the foundational theories and history of Professional Writing as a field. In this course students will be prepared for majoring in Professional Writing by exploring the range of careers open to professional writers and develop strategies for shaping their individual programs to position themselves to enter the field after graduation.

English 309: Computer-Aided Publishing

In this course students learn strategies for planning, writing, and revising the content and design of documents; improve their management of electronic tools that are often used in the workplace; learn the rules of design—and how to break those rules; integrate content, design, audiences’ needs and expectations into readable, inviting documents; develop a critical eye for design; and design a professional portfolio they can develop and use during job interviews.

Students interested in adding a Professional Writing minor should contact their adviser, and the Director of Professional Writing, Dr. Michael Salvo; salvo@purdue.edu