2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Professional and Technical Writing Minor

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Learning Outcomes, English, Professional/Technical Writing Minor/Emphasis/Certificate


  • Understand the basic nature of language, its structure, its uses, and its rhetorical power
  • Write competently and efficiently in a range of rhetorical genres to multiple audiences for various purposes
  • Communicate technical information effectively and purposefully, both in print and online documents
  • Implement effective documents design, both in print and online work
  • Organize documents coherently
  • Demonstrate knowledge of proper editing skills
  • Control the conventions of standard written english


  • Command effective research skills, both in print and non-print sources
  • Understand and implement usability testing in documents
  • Demonstrate competency in interviewing subject matter experts

Oral Presentation

  • Demonstrate effective oral and presentation skill


  • Communicate and work effectively in a team

Technology Skills

  • Demonstrate use of computer technologies in written, oral, and visual communication
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of technology in contemporary culture


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