Courses in Advanced Communication

Courses in Advanced Communication

Advanced communication courses are upper-level courses that emphasize written, oral, visual, and electronic communication. They include English 302, 309, 312, and 314.

English 302: Business Communication

English 302 is a course that covers the rhetorical concepts and strategies to successfully communicate individually and collaboratively via written, oral, visual and electronic modes in business and professional situations. English 302 emphasizes concepts such as audience analysis, building and maintaining goodwill, and positive emphasis. The course also emphasizes positive, informational, negative, and persuasive messages, proposals, and reports–all done with a focus on customer-oriented, managerial, and employment-related writing.

Note: English 302H typically offered in the fall.

English 309: Proposal and Report Writing

English 309 is a course that covers the rhetorical concepts and processes to successfully communicate proposals and reports individually and collaboratively via written, oral, visual and electronic modes. The course also covers audience analysis, research methods, design layouts, and drafting and revision procedures.

English 312: Biological Communication

English 312 is a course that covers the rhetorical concepts and strategies to successfully communicate biological information individually and collaboratively via written, oral, visual, and electronic modes. The course emphasizes analyzing and adapting to audiences, critically evaluating arguments, presenting and communicating data visually and ethically, writing collaboratively, and communicating and responding to skeptical audiences.

English 314: Technical Communication

English 314 is a course that covers the rhetorical concepts and processes to successfully communicate technical information individually and collaboratively via written, oral, visual and electronic modes. The course emphasizes major strategies for analyzing audience and adapting messages to those audiences, as well as genres such as instructions, proposals, feasibility reports, progress reports, and technical descriptions.

Note: English 314H typically offered in the spring.