Concentration in Public and Professional Writing
The Public and Professional Writing concentration emphasizes the critical analysis and production of writing and written discourse in professional, academic, and civic contexts. This concentration provides English majors with a strong core of abilities in reading and writing, as well as an opportunity to build rhetorical knowledge in a variety of modes, sites, and genres of language use.
Successful completion of the Public and Professional Writing concentration will prepare students for effective participation in language-intensive professions. Its guiding aim is two-fold: 1) to foster critical literacy—the ability to see and intervene in the cultural forces that shape the conventions of language use in the many professions and fields that students will enter upon graduation; and 2) to encourage an understanding of how the spaciousness of language helps us describe the workings of written communication in different modes and contexts.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ENGLISH MAJOR WITH CONCENTRATION IN PUBLIC AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING
Click here to download requirements for students entering Indiana University in the Summer of 1998 through the Spring of 2013.
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