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Arizona State University

Professional Writing

Arizona State University via edX Microbachelors

Overview

No matter what industry you are currently working in or looking to enter, language and the ability to communicate effectively are critical skills. As our world has become more complex and globally connected, the need to think strategically and problem solve has also increased. But arriving at solutions and being able to implement them, no matter if it’s within your community or a global business, requires the ability to clearly communicate in written format for multiple stakeholders to understand.

In this two course professional writing MicroBachelors program from Arizona State University (ASU), you will develop the skills necessary to express ideas effectively and propose actionable solutions to problems that are understandable and relevant in a variety of professional occasions. Through project-based work, this online introductory-level writing program goes beyond typical college English creative writing courses to make it relevant for adults in the workforce. Starting by developing and expressing ideas effectively with different audiences in mind, you’ll work your way up to design, develop, research, and execute a writing project from inception to completion. By the end of the program, you’ll have developed writing skills that will allow you to clearly communicate business ideas and take on new challenges as you continue to progress your career.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: English Composition

Learn to develop and express your ideas effectively for a variety of personal and professional purposes, audiences, and occasions in this comprehensive introduction to English composition credit-eligible course.



Course 2: English Composition: Research and Writing

Learn how to research, design, develop, and execute an action-oriented research project from inception to completion in this credit-eligible English composition course.



Taught by

Adam Pacton and Jamie Pacton

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