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TCID 377 Writing Proposals and Grants

This course offers a rhetorically-based, process-oriented approach to strategic, effective writing of proposals and grants for individuals and organizations. The course is designed primarily for writers, artists and technical communicators who expect to find themselves, as freelancers or as employees, seeking funding for a variety of programs and projects in academic, nonprofit or corporate situations. This course provides a systematic process for analyzing audiences, writing needs statements and finding sponsors all within an electronic context.

Special information

Note: Formerly known as WRIT 377. Students are recommended to have completed Goal 01: Communication requirements. Students are responsible to both be aware of and abide by prerequisites for TCID courses for which they enroll, and will be administratively dropped from a course if they have not met prerequisites. Contact your advisor with questions.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 4, 2021 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Become skilled at close reading of a variety of texts.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of and ability to apply a grant seeking process: identify a problem or opportunity; generate an idea to solve the problem or address the opportunity; possibly match the idea with an organization; find funding sources; design, write, revise and submit a proposal.
  • Demonstrate advanced writing skills.
  • Learn how to think critically and strategically at an advanced level.
  • Write, revise, and edit for a specific audience, purpose, and situation at an advanced level.