ENGL 300

Writing Beyond the Academy

This course explores how professional writing communities define themselves, their audiences, their documents, and their purposes in writing. Students read contemporary rhetorical theory related to composing in non-academic discourse communities - including technical, business, and computer-based communities - and learn how to adapt texts to reach a variety of audiences. Students write about, participate in, and observe the composing practices of a wide range of professional writers.

Prerequisites: A first-year seminar and one other writing class.