Fall 2018 Courses

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.

English 432: Editing and Publishing

Editing and Publishing is a professional writing workshop that teaches students how to proofread, copyedit, substantive edit, and global edit documents. Students will learn how to navigate the publishing industry and work with authors on print, electronic, online, and multimedia documents.