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ENG 251: Writing in Professions


Course Overview ♦ Curriculum/Course Description


Sample Course OutlineWPA Outcomes ♦ English 251 Outcomes

Course Overview

Students in Academic Writing courses work in the liberal arts tradition as a community of writers learning to compose and revise for a variety of audiences, purposes, and contexts. Faculty in the Academic Writing Classes, working together, provide writing instruction that reflects current standards as set forth by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA).

ENG 251 is a sophomore-level writing class for Southwest Minnesota State University students of any major that will build upon Liberal Education Program (LEP) skills from students’ first-year writing such as determining a writing purpose, generating ideas to support a topic, determining an audience, developing a focus, and organizing a written text. ENG 251 will extend the work begun in ENG 151 by using writing, argument, and information literacy to help students engage in their majors or areas of academic interest.

Curriculum/Course Description

ENG 251 builds upon skills developed in ENG 151 — including research, critical writing, information literacy, and argument/persuasion — while introducing students to the genres of writing most applicable to their desired majors and professional careers. Students are advised to take this course during their sophomore year.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 151 with a "C" or better

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