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Students will learn to communicate factual information objectively for the practical use of a reader. Assignments will include determining audience needs, summarizing and classifying information, describing objects and explaining processes, and composing letters and reports for various purposes. Clear, precise and econmomical writing is emphasized. Technical Writing is writing from a “technical point of view” and is not limited to writing about “technical” subjects. (Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or higher in ENGL-121 or extensive experience in a specific technology and permission of instructor.)


In this course, students will analyze and apply rhetorical principles in their writing, using both traditional forms of written expression (letters, memos, reports) and new media forms (s0cial media, biogs, email, e-resumes.)

They will learn to integrate the written word with the appropriate visuals in order to produce effective messages; explore issues such as gender-neutral writing, cyberculture, and privacy; explore the ways in which the contemporary writing environment is shifting the established concept of textual authority; and become more informed, critical consumers of text in all its forms. Case studies will emphasize the importance of historical perspective and cultural context. At the course’s conclusion, students will create an e-portfolio showcasing their achievements. Due to the nature of digital media, the topics may evolve over time.

 Women’s Perspectives In Literature ENGL-175-001RL
This course is an introduction to literature written by women from diverse backgrounds, time periods, and gender expressions. Students will explore women’s significant contributions to literature as well as their history of overcoming challenges in getting their works published.
The class meets the criteria for Humanities and/or Cultural and Global Awareness General Education requirements.