The core curriculum of the major in technical communication and professional writing immerses students in the kind of analytical, critical, and creative thinking that is at the heart of effective communication. It focuses on the following areas:
Theory and practice of writing and editing in diverse genres and for diverse audiences
Theory and practice of document design for electronic and print media
Research skills that inform the creation of persuasive, professional communication
Knowledge of digital media, tools, and resources
Experience in real world writing and communication through a required internship
Development of a professional portfolio
In addition to completing the core curriculum, students select a track in either technical communication or professional writing to complete the major.