Section 2: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 2:00-2:50 PM
Professor: Kelsie Walker
This course invites students to not only experience professional writing as a practical endeavor–writing common workplace genres such as memos and resumes–but to explore it also as a theoretical endeavor, one that accounts for topics such as the rhetorical nature of professional writing, language attitudes about correctness and style, and social media ethics. For example, students will engage in projects that ask them to analyze the writing practices of professionals in their field or career, and that challenge them to develop a digital brand and identity via a digital portfolio or website. By bringing together practical and theoretical concerns, this course prepares students to both navigate and think critically about professional writing genres they’ll engage with during college and in their future careers.