Instructor: Cynthia (Cindy) Pulley, 314-749-5093
Office Hours: Online or by phone
In Person: By Appointment
Prerequisites: Freshman composition or equivalent (3-6 hours) and junior standing This course further develops the experienced writer's style and analytical capabilities to the level of sophistication necessary for upper-division writing assignments and for business and professional settings. Writing assignments may include business correspondence, reports, resumes, proposals, analyses, feasibility studies, and articles for in-house publications. The course emphasizes clarity, conciseness, organization, format, style, tone and mechanical correctness; expands upon students' research and documentation skills; and requires research in university libraries. This course fulfills the University's requirement for a junior-level course in communicative skills. It may not be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
Please Note: By registering for this course, you accept total responsibility for the fulfillment of all course requirements as listed in this course syllabus. The professor reserves the right to modify course requirements. If modifications are made within a given term, all students will be notified by email and directed to the course site for updates. You may access the course site by going to www.umsl.edu and selecting My Gateway. Log in with your user name and SSO code, and select the ENGL-3120 course link.
The class will focus on both theoretical and practical applications of business writing with a focus on research, documentation, short reports and long reports. As an advanced writing course students will be expected to demonstrate strong proficiencies in the areas of:
Proper use of grammar and format
Research (and proper use of references)
Upon successful completion...