Professional Writing Program

Clear, concise, and well-crafted communication is essential in all areas of endeavour.  However, the characteristics of this communication can vary by professional context. 

The Professional Writing Program addresses this need for context-appropriate writing with a unique combination of courses and work placement opportunities. 

The program is a collaboration between the Department of English and the School of Linguistics & Language Studies.  As such, it integrates theory from such fields as genre, discourse, and writing studies with the practical application of these theories in a range of different fields and with a variety of different communication objectives. 

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Communication Courses for the Disciplines & Professions (CCDP)

Communication courses for disciplines and professions are designed to help students from specific disciplines to develop communication skills necessary to succeed academically and professionally in their chosen fields. Communication courses are offered to students from Engineering, including those in the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) program, and to students from Computer Science. Communication courses are compulsory for general Engineering and BIT students and elective for Computer Science students. The level of the course (first to third year) depends on the requirements of each program.

Courses

Read more about these courses on the Undergraduate Calendar website and check the Carleton Central/Public Class Schedule (note different listing titles below) for dates and times:

  • Communication Skills for Computer Science Students (CCDP 2000)
    * Listed under “Comm. Crses Discipline & Prof.”
  • Communication Skills for Engineering Students (CCDP 2100)
    *
    Listed under “Comm. Crses Discipline & Prof.”
  • Communication Skills for IMD (CCDP 3003)
    * Listed under “Inter. Multi Media & Design”
  • Communication Skills for NET (CCDP 2004)
    * Listed under “Network Technology”

* Not all courses listed are offered in a given year.

Course Previews:

Previews of upcoming courses are available for viewing on this site. These previews will give you an idea of the types of assignments, readings, and instructor expectations you may encounter in the course. Please be aware that these documents are NOT OFFICIAL COURSE OUTLINES. The actual courses you take may differ considerably from the descriptions provided in the previews.