Metropolitan State University

WRIT 461 : Writing and Technical Communication Capstone

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies , Goal EL - General Education/Liberal Studies Elect.
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.
B. Course Effective Dates: 03/22/2000 - 01/30/2002 02/05/2002 - 05/04/2002 05/05/2002 - 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. Able to write and edit at an advanced level for an educated audience and for a specific purpose and situation.
  2. Close reading of a variety of texts, including discussions of advanced theory.
  3. Create a strategy for communicating potential contributions to a specific audience.
  4. Demonstrate advanced critical thinking skills and application of theoretical issues of writing.
  5. Demonstrate advanced project planning and project proposal skills.
  6. Develop a new resume and professional portfolio of work.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies
Goal EL - General Education/Liberal Studies Elect.
G. Special Information
Prerequisites: At least 24 credits in the Technical Communication and Professional Writing (TCPW) major, or instructor's consent.
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