Instructor: Anderson   |   W 4:40 PM – 7:30 PM

The course will introduce you to the field of professional writing as an academic discipline and as a profession. We’ll discuss the history of the field, its scholarship, and research methods commonly used in workplace writing settings as well as academic professional writing research. The course will include advice about finding internships and jobs, giving a conference paper, writing for publication, and becoming a member of professional communities.  You will have the chance to ask the professional writing faculty and alumni about anything else concerning your graduate work and your future plans. This course is intended primarily for new graduate students in the PW MA program but would benefit other graduate students interested in teaching professional and technical writing courses.