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Communication & Writing

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers classes and programs that focus on communication and writing for multiple audiences and using multiple media.

Our classes and programs cover writing of any kind (creative, fiction, nonfiction, memoir, biography) and communication more generally, including professional, technical, field-specific, and media- or modality-specific communications.

Technical Writing Certificates

Our Technical Writing Certificates are offered in partnership with TechWriter-Certification, which allows us to offer several different online technical writing certification opportunities.

Upcoming Courses

Courses

This course will teach you the foundational principles of copyediting, the golden rules of proofreading, and what professional editors actually do and how you can do it, too.


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This course will build skills and techniques to greatly improve our communications so that our intended messages (whether verbal, non-verbal, written, or broadcast) have the same meaning to their recipients.


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In this course you will learn about proper eye contact, use of pauses, vocal tools (pace/volume/inflection), movement, body language, posture, gestures and facial expressions so that you can deliver your message to a group in the most clear, concise and compelling ways.


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Join us in this fun, interactive workshop where you will learn how to connect with an audience, inspire a movie in the listeners' minds, create anticipation in your message, become interesting and energetic in your delivery, and design the story to match any situation.


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Learn to compose effective e-mails, memos, and letters.


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Learn how to deliver effective presentations.


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Learn how to deliver an effective speech or presentation.


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This introductory course will explain what technical writing is and what technical writers do, exploring the tools, techniques, and strategies they employ.


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This Grammar Refresher course will walk you through the foundational elements of English grammar.


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This course will guide you through the writing process.


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