ENGL 3156. Advertising Writing (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102. Study of and practice in advertising writing for a variety of media, including television, radio, magazines, and newspapers.
ENGL 3167. Journalism and Content Creation (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a minimum grade of C. This course provides a study of and practice in reporting, news writing, feature writing and general content creation. Students will study reporting techniques, interviewing techniques, story organizations, different types of leads, copy editing, and legal aspects of journalism, among other topics. Students will also write fact-based stories about people, places, and issues and develop skills in in-depth interviewing and observational reporting, narration, characterization, and use of sensory details.
ENGL 3171. Print and Web Design (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a minimum grade of C. This course is a survey of rhetorical concepts and technical skills needed to create effective computer-mediated design for print media and to compose and post informative, persuasive, and user-friendly websites. Students begin the course by learning fundamental concepts of visual rhetoric and apply those concepts to their own practical creations with the latest design software for print. Students will continue to apply their knowledge and skills learned early in the course to creating an online presence and writer's portfolio to present to potential employers.
ENGL 5149. Grant Writing (3-0-3) Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENGL 2157 and with a "C" or better. This course will examine the topics and strategies in grant writing. After addressing relevant subjects in the principles of grants, the course will analyze the various methods of research used to find funding. The course is specifically designed to prepare students with the skills critical for the writing of grant proposals. Accordingly, a variety of grant proposals will be studied. The course will consider the ethical elements of funding. Because grant writing is so often a group effort, the course will devote extensive attention to collaborative writing.
ENGL 5155. Theories of Rhetoric (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 2157. Using the principles and techniques of classical and contemporary rhetoricians, students will learn to understand discourse. Analysis will focus on texts from various historical periods and from a spectrum of contexts, including business, literary, and political.