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Writing for Communication Careers
WRITING COMM
CLASS CODE: COMM 111 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $5.00
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: COMMUNICATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Reading & Writing requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Analysis of audience, purpose, and context; selection and use of appropriate voice, structure and techniques for effective written communication for mass audiences and other applications.
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: The class covers story structure, including writing effective lead sentences. Students also write news stories from a variety of topics, including feature articles. Analysis of audience, purpose, and context; selection and use of appropriate voice, structure and techniques for effective written communication for mass audiences and other applications.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Understand the role of the media in a free society. Write for audience. Improve writing clarity, precision, and style. Demonstrate competency in lead writing, inverted pyramid structure writing and other standard news writing structures. Interview effectively. Develop a dedication to accuracy through reporting and research. Understand basic legal, ethical considerations for media writers. Produce a representative profile project worthy of publication.
REQUIREMENTS: Tests, weekly evaluations, lab evaluations, writing assignments and evaluations, group learning experiences, peer evaluations, lectures, discussions, reading assignments, and final projects.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: For Communication majors and minors, this course fills the requirement for ENG 111 or ENG 111C under the General Education Reading and Writing area.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002