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ARCHIVED 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional and Technical Writing Minor

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The Professional and Technical Writing minor provide students from any major at the College with the multimodal writing and design skills needed to succeed as a writer, communications manager, or STEM and business professional, whatever the workplace.

Drawing on professional and technical writing theories and their practical applications, students learn to create, revise and deliver effective documents and presentations across a range of genres in the sciences, applied health or business environments. Focused on writing persuasively with the needs of real stakeholders in mind, the study of Professional and Technical Writing gives students practice and support in the composing process and in document design, audience/ reader analysis, as well as strategies for collaborative writing, editing and revising and multimodal presentations. Students learn to identify grant funding and develop persuasive funding proposals. Not least, they examine case studies of “wicked problems” in workplaces to identify and solve real-world issues that can be better understood through excellent writer/designer communication.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see English .

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