• Program: English
  • Course: Workplace Correspondence
  • Course #: ENGL2001
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course will provide instruction in selecting, organizing, and writing effective workplace correspondence. The course will cover a variety of methods of correspondence commonly used in the workplace including, but not limited to, letters, memos, e-mail, instant messaging, text messaging, and wikis. Areas of study will include selecting the appropriate medium for the message and using common guidelines for different mediums. This course is designed primarily for working students who want to improve the writing skills they are already using in the workplace.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Analyze audience needs in specific workplace situations
Select the appropriate medium for a variety of workplace correspondence situations
Use the writing process to compose effective workplace correspondence
Identify appropriate tone for common workplace situations
Identify common problems encountered in workplace correspondence
Implement solutions for common workplace correspondence problems
Write effective workplace correspondence for common workplace situations and audiences in a variety of mediums
Follow the rules of Standard Edited American English in all writing

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 1
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026 and Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills required
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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