Undergraduate Concentrations in Writing for Professionals
Write content that inspires others
This Concentration is particularly good for those students who want to become journalists, bloggers, or other types of writers. Good writing skills can also support countless other career paths. Skills such as effective communications, providing good leadership, understanding others' values and points of view, critical thinking, problem-solving, and creating connections across complex ideas make graduates indispensable to employers across a wide variety of fields.
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What to expect from a concentration in writing for professionals
Graduates pursue careers and graduate studies in fields such as business, public relations, media, education, health sciences, NGOs, and law. Business majors get a lot out of a Writing for Professionals concentration as well.
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Feature Writing and Blogging
An introduction to the journalistic Q&A, profile, feature story and review, and blogging as an offshoot of journalism and form of creative expression. This hands-on class will analyze and reference contemporary national, regional and local newspapers, as well as online news sites, and groundbreaking movements in recent history that have led to major changes in style and reportage.
The Art and Craft of Writing
This class is a practical and theoretical course that trains students to tutor their peers in writing. The course will cover tutor ethics and techniques, as well as writing theory, process, and pedagogy. Successful completion of this course qualifies the student to work as a paid Writing Consultant in the HNU Writing Studio.
Prepare to write in a wide range of professional settings. The class helps the writer vary style and tone for different audiences and uses small group discussion and peer editing to improve critical thinking and writing skills. Sample projects include statements of purpose, profiles, résumés, and proposals.