Metropolitan State University

WRIT 301 : Professional and Technical Writing Careers

A. Course Description
Credits: 2
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies , Goal EL - General Education/Liberal Studies Elect.
 
Students learn about the skill set required to succeed professionally and how they might acquire these skills through coursework. They also learn about career opportunities for professional writers and technical communicators through presentations by guest speakers and readings. Students also begin to develop an online portfolio.
B. Course Effective Dates: 12/14/2011 - 05/06/2013 05/07/2013 - 05/05/2015 05/06/2015 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Advanced understanding of the skill set that is required to be a successful professional writer or technical communicator.
  2. Develop advanced interviewing skills.
  3. Develop advanced networking and job search skills.
  4. Develop advanced writing skills in order to be a successful professional writer or technical communicator.
  5. Discover what professional and technical writers do.
  6. Understand a wide range of career options available to professional and technical writers.
  7. Understand the importance of an online portfolio and build a professional-looking portfolio site in WordPress or other online tool.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies
    None
Goal EL - General Education/Liberal Studies Elect.
    None
G. Special Information
Note: This course is S/N grading only.
Community Engagement