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ENG 450 Cr.2-6

English Internship

An internship of the English Department to offer its majors and minors opportunities to learn, on the job, how to apply language skills acquired from course work. Students can select jobs or field experiences related to writing and communication skills. These experiences could be with government agencies, business firms, and industry or community agencies locally or throughout the U.S. While many internships are remunerative, not all are necessarily so. Only jobs and experiences approved by an adviser in the English Department and the department chairperson are acceptable for credit. Students interning will be expected to make regular reports to their English adviser and to comply with any course arrangements that the adviser should deem suitable. Applies only to rhetoric/writing emphasis of the English major and to the professional writing minor. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: junior standing; consent of adviser; a cumulative GPA of 2.50 required. Consent of instructor. Pass/Fail grading. Offered Fall, Spring.

ENG 452 Cr.3

Professional and Technical Writing Practicum

This course is designed as a capstone practicum for the professional and technical writing minor. Students will participate in an internship (practicum) and also in weekly online activities. In addition to offering workplace writing experience, this course will cover issues of professionalism and legalities of writing for an organization. Students will discuss their experiences and learned knowledge as they engage in reflective practice as professionals. The course will end with the completion of a web-based professional portfolio. Repeatable for credit - maximum six. Prerequisite: ENG 110 or ENG 112; junior standing. Consent of instructor. Offered Fall, Spring.