ENG 320 - Advanced Writing for Health Professionals

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: ENG 101 and 3 ADDITIONAL CREDITS IN COMPOSITION)

This intensive writing course focuses on the development of writing skills for the healthcare professional, emphasizing writing as a communication skill necessary in the healthcare field. This advanced writing course centers on writing based on reading, interpretation, and discussion of academic and literary texts from personal, literary, scientific, and technological sources. The course also emphasizes questions and responses that stimulate thought, relates the material to broader universal issues, and necessitates critical interpretation. As an advanced writing course, it demonstrates how reading and writing in standardized English assists in enriching one's life and includes vigorous review of grammar, mechanics, paraphrasing, essay structure and development of stylistic strategies and techniques often using group and collegial critiques. The course also includes compiling, organizing, and logically presenting scientific and health information in research paper format, using citation and references. In addition, students will be expected to read literature related to healthcare issues and respond in journal and essay format. AW (F, Sp)