English Studies: Professional and Technical Communications Major (B.A.)

https://manchester.unh.edu/program/ba/professional-technical-communications-major

Students in the English Studies: Professional and Technical Communications program study to become accomplished digital-age communicators. You'll develop transferable skill-sets in oral and written communication that prepare you to excel in any professional environment. In addition, you'll learn to communicate and collaborate in specializations of your choice — including, among others, new media journalism, creative nonfiction, business writing, legal writing and research, and technical writing.

For the English Studies: Professional and Technical Communications program at UNH Manchester, students must complete a minimum of 128 credits and satisfy the University's Discovery Program and foreign language requirements, and complete a minimum of 40 credits in major coursework with a grade of C- or higher. The major requirements consist of a minimum of 10 courses. These 10 courses (40 credits) must include the internship requirement. Students in the major must earn C or higher to pass ENGL 419 How to Read AnythingENGL 502 Professional and Technical Writing, and ENGL 595 Literary Topics: Digital Creative Writing.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Core Courses
ENGL 419How to Read Anything4
ENGL 502Professional and Technical Writing4
ENGL 595Literary Topics (Digital Creative Writing)4
Development/Extension
ENGL 602Advanced Professional and Technical Writing4
ENGL 694Special Topics in Creative Writing 14
PTC 500Business Communication4
Specialization/Practice
UMST 500Internship 24
Select three courses of the following disciplines:12
Any 500, 600, or 700 level writing, communications, or journalism electives 3,4
Total Credits40

For more information, contact Susanne Paterson, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, at  Susanne.Paterson@unh.edu or the UNH Manchester Office of Admissions at (603) 641-4150.

  • Write Clearly  
  • Speak Articulately  
  • Read Closely  
  • Evaluate and Present Evidence Accurately 
  • Use Quantitative Data Precisely  
  • Apply Reasoning Correctly  
  • Engage with Artistic Creation and Expression Imaginatively  
  • Work both independently and collaboratively  
  • Develop Cross-Cultural Literacy  
  • Work with New Forms of Media to Develop Technological Literacy  
  • Understand Language and Culture in Context through Historical Literacy  
  • Analyze, Organize, Make Sense of Information through Information Literacy  
  • Appreciate the Aesthetics of Language, Particularly through Literature  
  • Understand the Usefulness of Language for Manipulating Abstract Ideas and Understand Complex Issues 
  • Comprehend the Correspondence between Sharpness of Thought and Aptness of Expression 
  • Understand the Rhetorical Nature of Writing  
  • Consider the Needs of Real Audiences  
  • Analyze and Practice Writing in a Variety of Genres  
  • Recognize Writing Process as Iterative and Complex 
  • Learn and Apply Theories of Writing Ø Measured by course papers, projects, and presentations
  • Study Literature Extensively—from Different Time Periods, Locations, Authors 
  • Use Vocational Opportunities