The Humanities Department is excited to be offering COM 545: Academic Writing in Spring 2024! This course familiarizes graduate students with both reading and writing academic texts across disciplines. Students will practice reading, analyzing, and developing written and spoken academic genres (e.g., reviews, articles, conference papers and talks, CVs, cover letters). Special attention is paid to analyzing and evaluating academic journals and conferences; submitting items to journals and conferences; navigating the research, writing, and publication process; revising work and providing feedback to others; and mastering the conventions of academic writing. Open to students in all disciplines, and especially well-suited to early Ph.D. students who are getting their bearings in their fields!