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Student Learning Goals

1. Audience, Purpose, Genre, Context

Students will develop effective and responsible documents in multiple genres that serve audiences' needs and purposes in context.

2. Collaboration

Students will work in teams with peers from professional and technical writing and subject matter experts from other disciplines.

3. Document Design

Students will demonstrate professionally appropriate design strategies (at the page and project level).

4. Language and Conventions

Students will make appropriate style and language choices, and edit documents effectively.

5. Project Management

Students will manage projects, including conducting research and managing resources such as budgets, time, personnel, and tools.

6. Theory

Students will demonstrate awareness of- and be conversant in relevant theoretical perspectives.

7. Tools and Technologies

Students will use a variety of communication tools.

Professional Organizations/Standards that informed development of learning outcomes: RPW complies with standards for the Society for Technical Communication (professional); and the Association for Teachers of Technical Writing, the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, the Rhetoric Society of America, the Council of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, and the International Professional Communication Conference of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Professional Communication Society (all academic).