Course Detail

Cmty Dev & Apld Econ: Strategic Writing for PCOM

CDAE 120 Z1 (CRN: 60128)

3 Credit Hours

The period for adding the course CDAE 120 Z1 has ended.

You may review the related courses listed at the bottom of the page.

About CDAE 120 Z1

Students learn to write standard messages and documents including e-mail, memos, letters to the editor, fundraising letters, news releases, brochures, and feature stories. Prerequisites: CDAE 024, ENGS 001, or ENGS 050; Public Communication majors/minors only.

Instructor

Joyce Hendley ()

Notes

Dates: May 18 - June 12, 2015; Pre/coreqs: CDAE 024, ENGS 001 or ENGS 050; This section has registration restrictions - Must be enrolled in the following major: PCOM (Public Communication) OR Must be enrolled in the following minor: PCOM (Public Communication) OR Have obtained written permission from the instructor

More Information

Section URL

Section Description

Strategic writing is goal-oriented writing, whether you are using it to help an organization achieve its goals, or writing a persuasive cover letter to convince a recruiter to hire you. This course introduces the essential skills needed to write strategically, concisely and vibrantly in any format: Identifying and targeting messages and story ideas, planning and organizing a story, interviewing, writing feature stories and press releases, newsletters, blogs, brochures, advertising copy, and opinion pieces. Students will partner with local community organizations, gaining hands-on experience with real-world needs. Every student will be expected to turn in polished, professional work in a timely fashion.

Section Expectation

This course combines lecture and discussion formats, with occasional guest speakers from the communications field. Students can expect to spend 2-3 hours a week on coursework outside of class, which includes collaboration with a local nonprofit organization in a service-learning partnership.

Evaluation

Grades will be based on attendance and participation, weekly assignments, professional interaction with a service learning partner organization and a successful completion of a core project for that partner. Presentation of the core project experience to the class will serve as the final exam.

Meetings

Course runs from to

to

Location

Old Mill Annex A207 (View Campus Map)

Times

to on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Important Dates

Deadlines
Last Day to Add
Last Day to Drop
Last Day to Withdraw with 50% Refund
Last Day to Withdraw with 25% Refund
Last Day to Withdraw

Resources

Other courses you may be interested in…

SectionTitleInstructorsDatesDaysTimesCreditsCRN
CDAE 102 Z1
  • Kelly Hamshaw
to Tue
Wed
Thu
to 360981
CDAE 124 Z1
  • Robert Williams, Jr
to Tue
Wed
Thu
to 360555
CDAE 129 OL1 (online)

Only 2 Seats Available, Register Soon!

  • Chris Evans
to N/ASee Notes 360870
CDAE 195 Z1
  • Chris Evans
to N/ASee Notes 1 - 1860347

There are no courses that meet this criteria.