Class Schedule - Spring 2022

BTW 250 - Principles Bus Comm

Teaches students to apply the principles of successful professional communication to workplace writing tasks. Students will also practice editing and supervising the writing of others. Assignments replicate typical business cases and situations, including a report that requires students to compile and interpret research. Credit is not given for both BTW 250 and either BTW 261 or BTW 263. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and completion of campus Composition I requirement.

BTW 261 - Principles Tech Comm

Teaches students to apply the principles of successful professional writing to a range of realistic cases in technical communication. Emphasizes flexible problem-solving skills and a clear style for communicating technical information to a range of readers. Assignments will include correspondence, instructions, proposals, and a technical report or similar project. Credit is not given for both BTW 261 and BTW 250 or BTW 263. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and completion of campus Composition I requirement.

BTW 263 - Writing in the Disciplines

Teaches students to apply principles of professional communication to the writing tasks typical of specific disciplines or professions. Assignments will vary, depending on the focus of the course, but will include a substantial report or project. Credit is not given for both BTW 263 and either BTW 250 or BTW 261. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and completion of campus Composition I requirement.

BTW 271 - Persuasive Writing

Students will study principles of persuasion as applied to writing and designing written communications for business and the professions. Included are ads, direct-mail campaigns, argumentative essays, proposals, and other types of writing designed to move readers to action. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and completion of Composition I requirement.

BTW 280 - Global Business Communication

How do professionals working internationally negotiate, express disagreement, and maintain relationships? How do management strategies, marketing plans, and human resource decisions differ from one country to another? This class answers these questions and many more about culture, business, and writing. With a strong focus on written communication, this course focuses on current trends in international business management and an array of writing skills and activities to prepare students to succeed in international careers. Prerequisite: Completion of the campus Composition I requirement. Restricted to students with Sophomore, Junior, or Senior class standing.

BTW 290 - Individual Study

Independent research with a chosen tutor leading to the writing of a formal report or preparation of some other type of major presentation of information. Enroll in BTW office, 294 English Building. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

BTW 402 - Descriptive English Grammar

Same as ENGL 402. See ENGL 402.