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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WRTC 462. Government Writing

This course provides intensive practice in government genres or genres that occur at the intersection between governmental and political writing at the local and national levels. Democratic institutions create writing exigencies that require rhetorical intervention and technical knowledge, and this course offers writing practice in relevant genres, including news releases, consultant reports (i.e., feasibility studies), lobbyist communication and staff reports (i.e.monthly updates and annual reports). The authors of such genres include elected officials, appointed officials, citizen groups and individual citizens. Relevant issues include taxation, zoning, recycling, water treatment, sewer and wastewater treatment, environmental issues, transportation, and any other timely infrastructure or policy question. Prerequisite: WRTC 300  and WRTC 301 , or permission of instructor.