In this seminar students will reflect critically on the meaning of certain writing tasks in the cultures of working society. They will become more rigorously aware of such topics as the ethics of marketing strategies as applied to writing projects and assignments. They will learn enough about a subject to write not only exploratory, but editorial and opinion pieces about it. Attention will also focus on the techniques, problems, and strategies of grant writing, editing the writing of others, and association publishing. Prerequisites: English 300, 321 or 431 or approval of the Chair of the Department.