Fall 2009 ENG302-5

Fall 2009 ENG302-5 - Course Syllabus ENG 302 Business...

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Course Syllabus ENG 302: Business Writing Fall 2009 MWF 8:35-9:25 (#81673) MWF 9:40-10:30 (#81674) MWF 10:45-11:35 (#83778) Instructor : Dr. Adelheid Thieme Office : LL 552 Office Hours : MWF 12:50-1:50 and by appointment Phone : 965 4518 (leave message) E-mail : [email protected] Blackboard site : http://my.asu.edu Required Text and Materials: Alred, G. J., Brusaw, C. T., & Oliu, W. E. (2008). The Business Writer’s Companion . Boston, New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s. Please note that SafariX eTextbooks Online offers an online version of the text at a reduced rate. More information is available at www.safarix.com . You may also consider purchasing the book from other online vendors. Course Description English 302, Business Writing, is an advanced, interdisciplinary writing course designed to improve the workplace writing competence of W. P. Carey School of Business professional and pre-professional students. The course focuses on the practice and study of selected types of discourse employed in professional business situations and helps prepare students for different kinds of writing they will encounter in their professional lives. Much of the course is conducted in a workshop format. Prerequisites for the course are English 101 and 102 or English 105, and pre-business or business major standing. Course Goals The purpose of this course is for students to Transition from academic to professional/business writing Significantly improve their ability to write effective business/professional communication Critically investigate and incorporate a variety of research sources Recognize and avoid plagiarism Demonstrate mastery of standard grammar and writing mechanics Utilize various strategies and organizational techniques in the writing process
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Develop collaborative group communication and writing skills Exhibit visual presentation skills Course Objectives By the end of this course, all students should be able to Analyze and evaluate audience/purpose/situation as they apply to business writing contexts Produce clear, concise, effective audience and purpose specific business rhetoric Actively plan and participate in a collaborative project Incorporate process (research, invention, writing, revision, and editing) into all writing tasks; through multiple drafts create document fluency Analyze multiple writings from appropriate business professions Adapt tone and style for appropriate rhetorical business purposes Conduct primary and secondary research relevant to topic; integrate appropriate sources using APA style Incorporate analytical /technical data in the form of charts, graphs, spreadsheets, etc. Give and receive constructive criticism among peers
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