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MASC 285. Media Writing. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 2 laboratory hours. 3 credits. Prerequisites: MASC 101 and MASC 255, each with a minimum grade of C; UNIV 112 or both ENGL 295 and HONR 200 with minimum grade(s) of C. Enrollment is restricted to mass communications majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Introduces students to various kinds of media writing, such as advertisements, training materials, and dramatic programming. Includes study and practice of content and styles of informational, persuasive and dramatic writing for various media platforms. Focuses on appropriate storytelling techniques, grammar and writing impact.