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WRITING AS A CAREER (4 cr.)
Positions with magazines, businesses, the media, and websites are common career options for writers. Professional writing requires a unique set of skills that builds upon, but is not the same as, other types of writing expertise such as academic writing, poetry and fiction writing and memoir. In this course, you will learn how to develop topics into thoughtful, creative and marketable works. You will hone your skills in areas like in-depth interviewing, background research and editing. You will gain skills in promotional communication and build your sense of audience and technical writing. Most importantly, you will practice, discuss and receive feedback on the specific type of writing you will do as a professional writer. Offered occasionally. This class counts as one of the four Writing Intensive courses required for graduation.