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TCID 301 Professional and Technical Writing Careers

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.

Special information

Note: Formerly known as WRIT 301. This course is S/N grading only.
2 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 4, 2021 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes

General

  • Advanced understanding of the skill set that is required to be a successful professional writer or technical communicator.
  • Develop advanced interviewing skills.
  • Develop advanced networking and job search skills.
  • Develop advanced writing skills in order to be a successful professional writer or technical communicator.
  • Discover what professional and technical writers do.
  • Understand a wide range of career options available to professional and technical writers.
  • Understand the importance of an online portfolio and build a professional-looking portfolio site in WordPress or other online tool.

Fall 2021

Section Title Instructor
50 Professional and Technical Writing Careers Moeggenberg, Zarah Catherine Books Course details

Spring 2022

Section Title Instructor
50 Professional and Technical Writing Careers Menagarishvili, Olga Books Course details