|2311 Introduction to Technical Communication
||Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and 1302. Introduction to patterns of writing used in reports
and letters for business, industry, and technology
|3360 Issues in Composition
||Prerequisite: 6 hours of 2000-level English courses. Exploration of principles and
practices in rhetoric and writing. Substantial writing required.
|3362 Rhetorical Criticism
||Prerequisite: Junior standing. Introduction to methods of rhetorical criticism; the
nature, scope, and function of rhetoric, classical and modern theories of rhetoric;
practice in applying critical methods to discursive and non-discursive artifacts.
|3365 Report Writing
||Prerequisite: Junior standing. Preparation of professional and academic reports and
publications through the use of communication analysis.
||Prerequisite: Junior standing. Investigation of the varieties, characteristics, and
function of prose style in technical and professional writing.
|3367 Usability Testing
||Prerequisite: ENGL 2311 or 3365. Principles and techniques of testing online and print
documents, using video and digital equipment, with emphasis on rhetorical effectiveness
and usability of graphics, text, and format.
|3368 Web Design
||Prerequisite: ENGL 2311 or 3365. Principles and techniques of designing usable Web
sites, with emphasis on needs assessment, information architecture, and navigation
|3369 Information Design
||Prerequisite: ENGL 2311 or 3365. Principles of design, visual rhetoric, and visual
communication; application of those principles in document design.
|4360 Studies in Composition (Advanced Composition)
||Prerequisite: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Intensive examination of one
or more issues in the study of writing. May be repeated once for credit when topics
vary. Substantial writing required.
|4365 Special Topics
||Prerequisite: ENGL 3365 or consent of the instructor. Development of complex documents,
such as manuals, proposals, and newsletters. May be repeated once for credit when
|4366 Technical and Professional Editing
||Prerequisite: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Methods of editing and publishing
in business, science, technology, and the professions. Practical experience with editing
reports and publications produced in the university and community.
|4367 Developing Instructional Materials
||Prerequisite: 6 hours of 3000-level English courses. Preparation of instructions for
complex procedures with focus on task and user analysis, organization, format, and
|4368 Advanced Web Design
||Prerequisite: ENGL 3367, 3368, or 3369. Advanced study of content design for database
web sites using interactive design using single-sourcing and programming technologies.
|4369 Interaction Design
||Prerequisite: English 3367, 3368, or 3369. The study of information gathering for
design of efficient user interaction with software and hardware through adaptive interfaces,
dynamic text structures, and single-sourcing methodologies.
|4378 Internship in Technical Communication
||Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing, declared major in technical communication
and approval of the director of technical communication. Supervised work in technical
communication. Requires a portfolio and research paper.
|4380 Professional Issues in Technical Communication
||Prerequisite: Senior standing, declared major or minor in technical communication,
and one ENGL 4000-level course or approval of the Director of Technical Communication.
Advanced study of trends in technical communication, application of theory in a community
service-learning project, and preparation of a professional portfolio.