|Below are descriptions of the courses I'm teaching now: Business Writing, Business Writing (in Healthcare), Technical Writing, and Advanced Business and Technical Writing. All will satisfy the University Communicative Skills Requirement; students need to be at least Juniors with 60 credit hours to enroll in these classes.
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This course is designed to introduce students to strategies used in writing functional, useful letters, memos, and reports in business. My goal is to help students learn to communicate effectively and efficiently on the job. Classroom discussions and assignments will emphasize critical thinking skills in analyzing various rhetorical situations in business, and responding to these situations in writing through style, content, and form.
This course is offered off campus through University Extension at a local health care institution primarily (but not exclusively) to serve the needs of students enrolled in the School of Nursing's BSN completion program. Consequently, this course emphasizes writing in the health care fields. However, any student with 60 credit hours can enroll in this course.
English 213 is designed to work toward two purposes: 1) to help junior and senior level students learn to communicate technical information rapidly and accurately to the readers in business and industry, and 2) to help students learn to understand and to negotiate the complex rhetorical situations in which they find themselves. Because these situations are so diverse, this course focuses on developing critical thinking skills, and on learning various production and rhetorical strategies while strengthening basic skills in style and compositional arrangement.
English 313 lets students explore some useful aspect of business and technical writing in depth and then apply that knowledge to a substantial project. In Fall, 1998, students will investigate a variety of issues related to writing and doing business on the World Wide Web. The emphasis will be on learning how to use the Web to communicate a client's desired message to a specific audience in order to achieve the client's goals.