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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog

Professional Writing (B.A.)


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Professional Writing is a professional program with roots in the liberal arts tradition. Professional writing has a strong career orientation and facilitates the development of the skills that students need to be successful in the workplace. Successful careers in professional writing can be found in a diverse array of areas including publishing, business, science, government, journalism, law, and various non-profit entities. The curriculum is designed to develop rhetorical skills needed in a diverse array of professional fields.

 

Professional Writing Learning Objectives

In addition to the All College Curriculum skills and perspective, students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

* Demonstrate advanced-level abilities to communicate in written forms and implement appropriate communication across multiple modalities and to varied audiences;

* Apply marketable communication skills such as editing, writing for social media, and collaborative writing;

* Actualize practical business skills, including document design, online publishing, web development and multimedia delivery;

* Manage professional writing projects from inception to delivery.

* Execute effective communication in professional fields such as business, advertising, journalism, and media;

* Work effectively as a team member on complex writing projects involving multiple skills and resolution of difficulties;

* Exhibit real-world learning through internship experiences in professional writing;

* Produce an electronic portfolio of written work that can be used in a search for work as a professional writer or as a venue for publishing creative writing or obtaining a literary agent.

 

 

Requirements

II. All College Curriculum Requirements (30-31 credits)


 

  • Interdisciplinary Seminar (ACC Connections and W Course) 3 credits                     

III. Open Electives (54 credits)


Note: Four (4) of the open electives (12 credits total) must be All College Curriculum (ACC) electives.

Total credits: 120


Suggested Course Sequence


Freshman Year


Fall Semester (15 credits)


  • Mathematics Elective 3 credits
  • Social Science Elective 3 credits

Spring Semester (15 credits)


  • History Elective 3 credits
  • Humanities or Fine Arts Elective 3 credits
  • One (1) ACC Elective 3 credits

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester (15 credits)


  • Literature Elective 3 credits
  • One (1) ACC Elective 3 credits
  • One (1) Open Elective 3 credits

Spring Semester (15 credits)


  • Four (4) Open Electives 12 credits

Junior Year


Fall Semester (15 credits)


  • Two (2) Open Electives 6 credits

Spring Semester (15 credits)


  • Science Elective 3-4 credits
  • One (1) ACC elective 3 credits
  • Two (2) Open Electives 6 credits

Senior Year


Fall Semester (15 credits)


  • Two (2) Open Electives 6 credits
  • One (1) ACC Elective 3 credits

Spring Semester (15 credits)


  • Three (3) Open Electives 9 credits

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