Curriculum

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Name: Valerie Hanson
Position: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric
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The professional and strategic writing program is designed to respond to the unique career goals of each student and provides the key skills necessary to transition into new or expanded professional areas as the marketplace continues to change and grow.  

Courses shown in bold are part of the Professional and Strategic Writing Core Curriculum

Total Credit Hours: 122-124

Year 1

  • Introduction to Professional and Strategic Writing
  • Pathways Seminar
  • Topics in American Studies
  • Scientific Understanding
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning or STAT or Scientific Understanding
  • Invention 200-level course
  • Arrangement 200-level course
  • Memory 200-level course
  • Writing Seminar I: Written Communication
  • Free Elective

Year 2

  • Delivery 200-level course
  • Style lower-200 course
  • Memory 300-level course
  • Writing at Work
  • In-house Internship
  • Minor Course (1 of 4)
  • Multimedia Communication
  • Global Diversity
  • American Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Free Elective

Year 3

  • Invention 300-level course
  • Style 300-level course
  • Delivery 300-level course
  • Arrangement 300-level course
  • Disciplinary Elective
  • Disciplinary Elective
  • Contemporary Global Issues
  • Global Citizenship
  • Integrative Seminar
  • Minor Course (2 of 4)
  • Free Elective

Year 4

  • Capstone
  • Disciplinary Elective
  • Disciplinary Elective
  • Philosophies of the Good Life
  • Minor Course (3 of 4)
  • Minor Course (4 of 4)
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective