English 2311 - Introduction to Professional and Technical Communication
English 2311 provides an introduction to the theory and practices of business professional and technical communication. The course’s assignments and classroom instruction develop the ability of students to produce documents that will be effective in and appropriate for the workplace.
WTAMU’s common curriculum for English 2311 assumes that students have successfully completed the course of study offered by WTAMU’s common curriculum for English 1301. As such, students are expected to have gained familiarity with:
English 2311 is a component of the Texas Core Curriculum, within the Foundational Component Area of Communication. Through the Texas Core Curriculum, “students will gain a foundation of knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world, develop principles of personal and social responsibility for living in a diverse world, and advance intellectual and practical skills that are essential for all learning."
Critical Thinking Skills: creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information
Communication Skills: effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication
Teamwork: the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal
Personal Responsibility: the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making
Upon successful completion of English 2311, a student should be able to: