SFL 315

Effective Writing & Presenting

Family Life College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Principles, tools, and extensive practice to become effective writers and presenters in School of Family Life disciplines, as well as in more general settings.

When Taught

Fall, Winter, Spring

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Note

Fulfills GE Advanced Writing requirement.

Title

Disciplinary Research and Writing

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate learning in the process of disciplinary research and writing, rhetorical knowledge, effective writing processes, knowledge of disciplinary writing conventions, effective oral presentation, and well-designed media support.

Title

Reliable Sources of Information

Learning Outcome

Access reliable sources of information about the family, critically evaluate claims, take effective notes, create logical arguments, use supporting evidence, employ correct grammar, write multiple drafts, and avoid plagiarism while engaging in disciplinary research and writing. 

Title

Synthesize Concepts, Theories, and Research Findings

Learning Outcome

Identify major concepts, theories, and research findings in several substantive areas related to marriage, family, and home; synthesize those findings; and effectively write to academic, professional/clinical, and general audiences.

Title

Apply The Family: A Proclamation to the World

Learning Outcome

Apply doctrine and principles of The Family: A Proclamation to the World to inform, inspire, and motivate disciplinary writing.