Print Futures: Professional Writing Diploma

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  • Objectives
    Students will become proficient at producing a wide range of typical workplace documents and at working independently or as part of an effective production team. Although the program focuses primarily on document writing, courses also include communication theory, language studies, interpersonal and research skills and training in editing, layout and document design. The program emphasizes the practical thrust of professional writing by integrating field projects and workplace-centered activities. The program also has a significant academic component: students will be expected to produce research papers and reports as part of their coursework. A Print Futures: Professional Writing Diploma will be awarded upon the successful completion of the program.
  • Entry requirements
    The Print Futures: Professional Writing Program is a two-year program designed for students who wish to develop their writing skills to a professional level in preparation for the ongoing and changing requirements of the workplace.
  • Academic title
    Print Futures: Professional Writing Diploma
  • Course description
    Semester I
    Course     Title     Credits

    • PRFU 1100     Fundamentals of Professional Writing     3
    • PRFU 1102     Research Skills for Professional Writing     3
    • PRFU 1190     Professional Readiness I: Markets and Job Applications     1
    • CMNS 1118     Workplace Writing     3
    • CMNS 1216     Interpersonal Skills for the Workplace     3

    Semester II

    • CRWR 1202     Personal Narrative     3
    • CMNS 1218     Research Reporting     3
    • PRFU 1230     Editing I: Copyediting and Proofreading     3
    • PRFU 1290     Professional Readiness II: Jobs and Networks     1
    • PRFU 1310     Writing Technical Manuals     3
    • PRFU 1350     Document Design and Production I     3

    Practicum Requirement

    • PRFU 2400     Work Experience     6

    Semester III
    • PRFU 2201     Language Studies     3
    • PRFU 2330     Editing II: Stylistic and Structural     3
    • PRFU 2370     Public Relations Writing I     3
    • PRFU 2390     Professional Readiness III: Business Skills and Legal and Ethical Issues     1
    • PRFU 2450     Document Design and Production II     3

    Semester IV

    • PRFU 2340     Writing for the Web     3
    • PRFU 2401     Writing for Magazines and Trade Publications     3
    • PRFU 2470     Public Relations Writing II     3
    • PRFU 2490     Professional Readiness IV: Writing Competencies and Portfolio     3

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