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Cmty Dev & Apld Econ: SL:Strategic Writing for PCOM

CDAE 120 Z1 (CRN: 60095)

3 Credit Hours—Seats Available!

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.

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Dates: May 23 - June 17 2016; 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

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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 a local community organization, 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

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 a local community organization, gaining hands-on experience with real-world needs. Every student will be expected to turn in polished, professional work in a timely fashion.

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.

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Location

Lafayette Hall L308 (View Campus Map)

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