Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Writing

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Public Relations Planning   (COM-374)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Introduces the components of a comprehensive public relations campaign: research, audience, identification, message construction, channel selection and evaluation. Working with clients, students create and write an entire program for a variety of challenges, including image change, new product or service introduction, information, recruitment, crisis management, employee relations, persuasion and others.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Learn the components of a comprehensive public relations campaign.
  • Compare several different types of public relations campaigns with regard to: audience identification.
  • Examine the variety of skills necessary for writing in the public relations campaign arena.
  • Analyze the ways in which written communication in public relations campaign writing has changed in the United States.
  • Assess the ways in which changes in technology have influenced the role of written communications in public relations campaign writing.
  • Recognize the challenges involved in public relations campaign writing.
  • Evaluate several examples of public relations campaign writing that you have written for clarity, accuracy, message construction and channel selection.
  • Plan a public relations campaign recognizing a problem and a solution that addresses the components and challenges learned.

 
Contemporary Nonfiction   (ENG-388)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of nonfiction through close analysis of the writing of a diverse range of contemporary authors who have written about issues central to culture. 
Public Relations Writing and Editing   (JOU-280)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of public relations writing, using a journalistic style, in the planning and preparation of such public relations materials as press releases, features, executive letters and memos, blogs, speeches, position papers, fact sheets, public service announcements, annual reports, Web site pages, video scripts, and other external and internal communications. Students will also be able to demonstrate how to best target and time messages to support public relations solutions.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Compare several different types of public relations writing with regard to writing style, length, format, and target audience.
  • Examine the variety of skills necessary for effective public relations writing.
  • Analyze the ways in which written communication in public relations has changed as the field has developed in the United States.
  • Assess the ways in which changes in technology have influenced the role of written communications in public relations.
  • Discuss the roles of timing and targeting messages in public relations practice.
  • Evaluate several examples of public relations writing that you have written for clarity, accuracy, fairness, appropriate style, and writing skill.
  • Construct a public relations problem with a solution that incorporates at least five forms of written public relations materials.

 
News Writing   (JOU-352)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
News Writing is an overview of journalistic techniques such as news gathering, interviewing, feature writing, editorial writing, and writing for print and broadcast. Students will gain understanding of the differences in methods of presenting these styles through a consideration of the ethical and legal implications.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an ability to write in a variety of journalistic styles, including news writing, feature writing, editorial writing, and writing for print and broadcast.
  • Write a basic news story for print and broadcast.
  • Demonstrate an ability to edit and revise your own or another's writing.
  • Generate a summary lead.
  • Generate effective interview questions and then integrate and attribute source material after conducting the interview.
  • Demonstrate an ability to write in the journalistic style, using concise language.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of legal and ethical principles that guide responsible media coverage.

 
Beginning Malay I   (MAL-101)   3.00 s.h.  
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An introduction to the spoken and written language, emphasizing the skills of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. 
Beginning Romanian I   (ROM-101)   3.00 s.h.  
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An introduction to the spoken and written language, emphasizing the skills of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. 
Paleography   (ARC-270)   3.00 s.h.  
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The study of ancient writings and inscriptions. 
Business Letter and Report Writing I   (ENG-216)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Basic writing skills used in day-to-day business writing including formal and informal types of writing such as e-mails, memoranda, business letters, job descriptions, acceptance letters, acknowledgment letters, and short reports. Addresses topics such as audience analysis and appropriate tone; as well as clarity of expression, organization, and strategies for prioritizing writing assignments.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Write emails, short reports, memoranda, job descriptions, and various types of letters including employment recommendation letters, acknowledgement and appreciation letters, letters of acceptance, customer order acknowledgements, letters requesting information as well as action letters granting claims and making adjustments by providing examples of each.
  • Demonstrate appropriate style and tone for the intended audience for each type of writing with a writing sample.
  • Demonstrate formal and informal writing illustrating appropriate tone and level of information for the situation and the audience with an example of each.
  • Create and format basic documents and letters used in business/office settings. Provide examples.
  • Illustrate a clear writing style for various types of letters and short reports with several examples.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills used in writing day-to-day business documents with an outline and the final written product.
  • Summarize how to prioritize writing tasks in an office setting.

 
Business Letter and Report Writing II   (ENG-217)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Basic knowledge of analytical and persuasive writing skills used for well-researched business proposals and business reports, procedural writing employed for manuals and writing skills appropriate for documents of a sensitive nature such as evaluations and letters of termination. Develops organizational strategies to achieve the appropriate tone and clarity to deliver a final product that is a polished communication targeted to a specific audience.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate persuasive writing used in a business proposal with an example.
  • Demonstrate the tact and sensitivity needed for writing evaluations, letters of resignation, and letters of termination with examples.
  • Illustrate how to explain technical jargon in clear, plain English with an example of a jargon-filled document and a revised version.
  • Construct a well-researched report/proposal with a recommended action based on research.
  • Demonstrate a polished writing style in a final product, such as a business proposal or report, utilizing the MLA style and the appropriate tone for its intended audience.
  • Describe time management and decision-making skills used to prioritize and organize office writing tasks.
  • Illustrate writing used in business reports and manuals demonstrating a clear sense of subject, audience, and purpose with an example of a report or manual.
  • Illustrate writing that describes a process and/or procedures in a document such as a manual
  • All examples should be written by the student.

 
Writing Poetry I   (ENG-243)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of fundamental poetry writing techniques including the use rhythm, rhyme, non-rhyme, meter (units of rhyme), sound metaphor, simile, arrangement, and order as well as rhyming verse, blank verse.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Write several poems demonstrating the use of fundamental poetry writing techniques.
  • Illustrate in these poems the use of accepted practices in poetry writing including rhythm, rhyme, meter, non-rhyme, sound, metaphor, image, simile, order, and arrangement in one or more poems.
  • Illustrate in these poems a variety of poetic forms including rhyming verse, blank verse, free verse, haiku, heroic couplets, the sonnet, the ode, the elegy, the pastoral, satiric verse, didactic verse, etc.
  • Describe and illustrate with examples how a poet expresses feelings, thoughts and perceptions through concrete images.
  • Discuss how content, form, and the overall effect of the poem are developed through the use of emotions, the imagination, ideas, meaning, sentiment, passion, power, sense expression, interpretation, beauty, dignity, freshness of expression, orderly arrangement, concreteness, and pleasure and provide illustrations with the poems you have written.
  • Compare and contrast two or more of the poems you have written discussing the considerations and choices made during the writing process.

 
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