ENG 617: Professional and Technical Writing

This course explores the theory and practice of professional and technical writing for expert audiences. Through reading, analyzing, discussing, composing, revising, and presenting examples of specialized discourse, students develop rhetorically-grounded approaches to workplace communication.

The audience-centered approach views professional and technical writing as opportunities to engage, inform, and persuade readers, a means to achieve purpose through context-specific conventions, rather than simply fill templates with data.

Students conduct research and convey information in a variety of multimodal formats, and each project undergoes drafting, revision, and editing to achieve high standards of accuracy, concision, correctness, and design strategizing.

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

This is a Full Semester course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course for the Summer 2021 semester. 

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ENG 512 Advanced Academic Composition (Fall 2021)
ENG 617 Professional and Technical Writing (Summer 2021)
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ENG 672 World Literature (Fall 2022)
ENG 618 Public Digital Rhetorics (Winter/Spring 2023)


University of Southern Indiana

Instructor: Dr. Kristin LaFollette

Credit Hours: 3

Dates: 5/17/21 – 7/23/21, Monday evenings
6-8:45 pm Central / 7-9:45 pm Eastern

Location: Online

Format: Synchronous

Prerequisite: Qualified to teach content area