ENGL394 - Business Writing

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

Intensive practice in the forms of written communication common in the business world-letters, memos, short reports, and proposals. Principles of rhetoric and effective style.

This course exposes students to the forms, scenarios and conventions of organizational communication, including electronic media such as e-mail and computer-assisted oral presentations. Placing strong emphasis on fundamental skills and rhetorical principles, this course prepares students to produce clear and concise documents, including memos, letters, marketing plans and brochures; to plan and organize their writing; and to adapt their prose to the needs and expectations of their intended audiences.

For more information about this course please see the Professional Writing Programs website http://www.english.umd.edu/academics/professionalwriting/pwp/courses/engl394

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.