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Courses - Fall 2020
ENGL
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ENGL398E
Writing About Economics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSPW
Prerequisite: Must have fulfilled the Academic Writing (FSAW) requirement.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Examines the characteristic genres of writing in modern economics, including theoretical and empirically based journal articles, reports for government and commercial clients, and economic information presented to a variety of non-professional audiences, such as citizen-oriented and public policy organizations. Students learn how to analyze these documents rhetorically and how to communicate economic information using the content, arrangement, style, and visual graphics best suited to the purposes and standards of particular audiences. Core assignments include a genre-based journal and document analysis, presentations on economics-related topics for both economists and non-professional audiences, and a major research-based writing project for an audience outside of the classroom.
Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion of ENGL101 or equivalent. This course satisfies the professional writing requirement. Not open to students who have completed ENGL394E. Credit will be granted for only one of the following : ENGL398E or ENGL394E. Formerly ENGL394E. A business writing class focusing on writing about economics.