School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

This information is for the 2016 academic year. See information for WRIT 202 in 2015.

WRIT-202 – Writing for Business

Points:20Prerequisites:either (WRIT 101, 80 further pts) or permission of Programme Director
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:Linguistics & Applied LanguageRestrictions:None

WRIT 202 focuses on the knowledge needed to produce effective documents in business and government. The course provides training in areas of writing in the professions, and explores genres such as investigative reports, proposals, and journalistic feature articles. 100% internal assessment. Trimester 3: Withdrawal with refund by 4/12/2015; withdrawal without Associate Dean (Students) approval by 20/1/16.

Tuition Fees

2015: domestic $850.60     international $3,796.00

Set Text

Marsen, S. 2013. Professional Writing: The complete guide for business, industry and IT, 3rd edition Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Recommended readings

Bazerman, C., & Paradis, J. (Eds.). (1991). Textual dynamics of the professions. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press.

Peeples, T. (2003). Professional writing and rhetoric: Readings from the field. New York: Longman.

Alred, G.J., Brusaw, C.T., & Oliu, W.E. (2000). The business writer’s handbook. 6th ed. New York:
St Martin’s Press.

Bargiela-Chiappini, F., & Nickerson, C. (Eds.). (1999). Writing business: Genres, media and discourses. London: Longman.

Dias, P. et al. (1999). Worlds apart: Acting and writing in academic and workplace contexts.
Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Dwyer, J. (1997). The business communication handbook, 4th ed. Sydney: Prentice- Hall.

Flower, L., & Ackerman, J. (1994). Writers at work: Strategies for communicating in business and professional settings. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace.

Harty, K. J. (Ed.). (1999). Strategies for business and technical writing, 4th ed. New York: Allyn and

Johnson-Sheenan, R. (2002). Writing proposals: Rhetoric for managing change. New York: Longman.

Kirkman, J. (1992). Good style: writing for science and technology. London: Spon.

Kolin, P.C. (1998). Successful writing at work, 5th ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Kostelnick, C. & Roberts, D.D. (1998). Designing visual language: Strategies for professional
communicators. New York: Allyn and Bacon.

Sides, C. H. (1999). How to write and present technical information, 3rd ed. Phoenix: Oryx Press.


Trimester 2 2015

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
11049^ 13 Jul – 23 Aug 2015Tue1410 - 1700New Kirk [Kelburn]104Keith Comer
7 Sep – 18 Oct 2015Tue1410 - 1700New Kirk [Kelburn]104

Trimester 3 2015

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
11062 (L1) 30 Nov – 20 Dec 2015Mon, Wed1410 - 170014 Kelburn Pde [Kelburn]101Derek Wallace
11 Jan – 7 Feb 2016Mon, Wed1410 - 170014 Kelburn Pde [Kelburn]101
19728^(L5) 30 Nov – 20 Dec 2015Mon, Wed1410 - 1700Old Kirk [Kelburn]524Derek Wallace
11 Jan – 7 Feb 2016Mon, Wed1410 - 1710Old Kirk [Kelburn]524
  ^ indicates limited entry courses.

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.