2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
    
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ENGL 42600 - Discourse Communities in Professional Writing


Prerequisite(s): ENGL 10400  FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D-

Credit Hours: 3.00. Course examines business and technical writers as two separate, yet related, discourse communities and explores to what extent various influences, such as classical rhetoric, modern discourse theory, cognitive psychology, and organizational climate, may shape how members of these communities define, think about, and practice the art of writing. Class will explore how these theoretical approaches may account for interactions between writer, audience, text and subject matter. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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