Winter Intersession 2020-2021 Course Descriptions


2120.025: Intermediate Composition

Julie Shigakuni,

Life confronts us with a series of mysteries: The simplest daily goals—such as, what do I want and how do I go about getting what I want?—are fraught with complications, sometimes related to our objectives, sometimes not; yet what we are looking for determines the path we choose to take. The subject of this course is your world. What does it look like? What are the layers of your reality? In this weeklong intensive course, we will focus on inquiry and methods of investigation—from the rhetorical to the creative. You will act as an investigator and a reporter, utilizing research and evidence to clarify and present your world to an audience. The primary text for this weeklong intensive intersession, Natsuo Kirino's Real World, is available at the UNM Bookstore and on Amazon. Buy it ahead, read it, and be prepared to dive in on the first day of class!

2210.030: Professional & Technical Communication

Rachael Reynolds,

English 2210 focuses on how to write and design the kinds of documents that are typically used in the professional workplace. The assignments for this class require students to create documents that are based on the needs of their readers. To create these documents, students will consider the type of research to conduct as well as the appropriate structure, writing style, and page layout to use. Assignments include creating professional letters, memos, instructions, proposals, and analytical reports. English 2210 assignments focus on the following: • composing documents for workplace situations that relate to students’ professional interests, with an emphasis on elements of design • ethical considerations related to communication in the workplace • writing for multi-cultural and international audiences • working with a team of writers • using technology English 2210 focuses on analyzing rhetorical situations and responding with appropriate genres and technologies; you will be writing for workplace situations, using both text and visual design to convey your messages. This class meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area I: Communications (NMCCN 1113). (EPW).

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