Business Writing

Lead Instructor: Dan Kulmala, Associate Professor of English

Business Writing involves the study of the various aspects of business written communication and composition, including digital and web-based forms. And like creative writing, business writing requires one to consider what one does with words and what those words do to a particular audience. So a good writer of business documents thinks creatively, critically, and reflectively. This course includes the following: the application of the principles of written communication to business letters, reports, and presentations; the development of rhetorical strategies for effective persuasion; and the enhancement of developing problem-solving skills in written form. Particular focus will be paid to new and emerging forms of communication in the business environment, with strategies on how to compete with and participate within our new digitized culture.