Professional Writing and Technical Communication

The study and practice of professional and technical writing with an emphasis on writing in the sciences, health sciences, and professional programs. Readings will focus on theories and practical applications of scientific and professional communications. In addition to exploring traditional conventions of professional writing and scientific discourse, students will develop strategies for the effective use of document design, editing, video, infographics, and layout. Students will also explore effective uses of new media in professional practice as a way to develop their own multimodal, professional compositions. Prerequisite: 104 or 105 or 195. WCII