Organizational Rhetoric and Writing introduces students to the field of professional communication through a sustained engagement with its practices and principles. Communicating with and within organizations is a crucial component of professional life no matter what shape that life takes or what directions that life moves in. Organizational rhetoric and writing can be defined as communication that motivates and structures values and behaviors within an organizational setting. In order to foreground organizations, a central component of the course is group work. Students pitch, select, and organize actual organizations that they work on during the course of the semester.