Online Technical And Professional Writing Certificate
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As a student in the online TPW certificate program, you're required to complete a total of 12 credit hours (four graduate courses). Courses are as follows:
- RWS 5312: Technical Writing focuses on rhetorical techniques for producing technical writing, graphics, and editing using print and electronic media. The emphasis is on managing large- and small-scale projects, adapting to various audiences, and using social networking.
- RWS 5313: Grant Writing focuses on the principles and practical applications on writing grant proposals: analyzing requests for proposals, anticipating the needs of reviewers as audience, conforming to application guidelines, preparing executive summaries, project descriptions, outcome measures, and budgets. Course work will include preparation, under close faculty supervision, of a substantial grant proposal.
- RWS 5315 Professional Writing and Rhetoric provides students with a rhetorical approach to producing professional documents through print and electronic media. Focus is on participating effectively in intra-organizational social networking, planning collaborative group projects, and designing effective presentations.
- RWS 5317 Editing is an examination of practical applications of conventions for writing, copy making, copy editing, comprehensive editing, and web editing. The course addresses rhetorical elements such as audience, purpose, authorship, ideology, and design of web-based and print documents from a variety of courses (e.g., discipline-based, private industry, public sector, and the academy).
For more information, please see the 2017-2018 UTEP Graduate Catalog for degree and course information.