The Graduate Review Committee or your faculty advisor may recommend this preparatory work before you begin your graduate program.
Our 5000-level transition courses, offered each Fall and Spring semester, can help you succeed in graduate school by preparing you for the type of work you'll do at the 6000-level. With these classes, you'll enhance your current competencies in writing and graphics.
If you're a currently registered SPSU graduate student in another department at the university, these courses are also open to you. Please consult with your faculty advisor for more information.
Visit the Schedule of Classes to find out who is teaching each class in the current semester, then visit the Faculty and Staff Directory and click on the instructors' names for syllabi and assigned textbooks.
Introduction to the conventions of professional written discourse for graduate-level work. Course reviews grammar, style and writing for students who demonstrate weak writing skills or for students without writing-intensive undergrad degrees. Also introduces writing for areas of information design, content development, visual thinking and instructional design.
For students without page layout or graphic backgrounds: introduction to the conventions of professional graphics and document layout for graduate-level work. Course reviews industry standard page layout and graphic application skills such as initial setting up of documents, creating styles, adding graphics and graphic elements; creating and manipulating elementary digital graphics in both raster and vector formats, including changing color modes, resolving resolution issues, and choosing correct file formats; understanding different types of graphs and how to create them and when to use them; and identifying copyright issues.
English, Technical Communication & Media Arts Department | Southern Polytechnic State University
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