ENGL398B - Topics in Professional Writing; Writing for Social Entrepreneurship

In this course students will develop the skills needed to start a business with a social mission or a new nonprofit program.  The major assignment is a writing project like a business plan, a website design plan, a fundraising proposal, or a concept paper for a new nonprofit organization. Other assignments include presentation/pitch to prospective investors/donors, marketing materials, and a job announcement.
Students will also develop related collaboration and networking skills needed by effective social entrepreneurs.

For more information about this course please see the Professional Writing Programs website http://www.english.umd.edu/academics/professionalwriting/pwp/courses/engl398b

This course satisfies the professional writing requirement. For ENGL majors to receive major credit from this course, they will have to have already fulfilled the professional writing requirement with another course.                                                                            

Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

Prerequisites: 

ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits; and junior standing or higher.