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Courses - Spring 2023
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Writing About Economics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.