WRIT 461

Writing and Technical Communication Capstone

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective March 18, 2000 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This class provides a bridge between academic study and professional careers in writing or technical communication. Students assess and reflect on their academic study; research and write a non-fiction essay, produce a capstone project, and complete a writer's portfolio. Projects may focus on a wide range of topics, including writing-related careers.

Special information

Prerequisites: At least 24 credits in the Technical Communication and Professional Writing (TCPW) major, or instructor's consent.

Learning outcomes


  • Able to write and edit at an advanced level for an educated audience and for a specific purpose and situation.
  • Close reading of a variety of texts, including discussions of advanced theory.
  • Create a strategy for communicating potential contributions to a specific audience.
  • Demonstrate advanced critical thinking skills and application of theoretical issues of writing.
  • Demonstrate advanced project planning and project proposal skills.
  • Develop a new resume and professional portfolio of work.