Course Description

460.650 - Fundamentals of Writing

Excellent writing skills are an essential element of every museum professional's position. This course is designed to help students improve their writing and communicate their ideas more effectively. Through weekly writing assignments geared to the museum profession, students will work to convey their ideas clearly, concisely, and effectively. Students will practice narrative, explanatory, and persuasive writing, with an emphasis on appropriate style, usage, and composition. Topics will include planning and organization; appropriate tone, voice, and audience; developing and supporting a thesis; and proper documentation and presentation. Course assignments will culminate in a short research paper and presentation based on a current museum topic.