Catalogue 2016 - 2017

COMM 505 Writing for Communication Professionals


3 cr


Graduate standing.

Course Description

This course develops writing skills required for successful advancement in professional settings, with an eye toward achieving specific effects on target audiences. Students complete frequent writing assignments, learning how to write effective news releases and media advisories, developing technical writing skills, and creating copy for a variety of outlets across media platforms: on-line and printed magazines, newsletters, brochures, video/audio scripts, web site copy, and speeches. Successful completion of this course will provide students with a professional portfolio of writing samples.