Texas Tech University

TCR Graduate Courses, Fall 2012

Online Courses (~6:00 – ~7:30 p.m.)

Course Title Instructor sections CRN MOO
ENGL 5363 Research Methods in TCR Rickly

D21
x21

15066
23802

Wed

ENGL 5368 Argumentation Theory Carter

D21
x21

24315
24316

Thurs

ENGL 5371 Foundations of Technical Communication Baehr

D21
x21

15206
23804

Tues

ENGL 5384 Rhetoric of Science Baake

D21
x21

15362
23823

Mon

ENGL 5361 Rhetorical Theory Booher

D21
x21

23800
23801

Wed

ENGL 5374 Technical Editing Eaton

D21
x21

29161
29162

Thurs

Note: All online students register for section D21 except non-Texas-resident online doctoral students, who register for section x21

On-campus Courses

Course Instructor section CRN time Room
ENGL 5060 History and Theory of College Composition Rice 001

15494

12:30

TTh

357

ENGL 5060 History and Theory of College Composition Rice 002

15502

2:00

TTh

357

ENGL 5363 Research Methods in TCR Rickly 001

15059

3:30

MW

353

ENGL 5368 Theories of Argumentation Booher

001

24314

12:30

MW

357

ENGL 5361 Rhetorical Theory Baake 001

24313

9:30-12:30

Thurs

357

ENGL 5371 Foundations of Technical Communication Koerber 001

15203

9:30-12:30

Tues

357

ENGL 5374 Technical Editing Eaton 001

15267

3:30 TTh

357

Descriptions

English 5060: History and Theory of College Composition

English 5060 is a 3 credit workshop-style course which provides an introduction to the history and contemporary theories of composition and rhetoric studies. We begin from the premise that good teachers are reflective teachers, and good teachers of writing are reflective teachers of writing. We will examine and reflect on the development of the field of composition over the last 50 years, focusing on seminal articles that represent the discipline. That is, we'll study readings about teaching basic writing, service-learning, online writing, revision, research writing, proofreading and editing, portfolios, and assessment rubrics within the context of composition. And just as the field of composition integrates new media tools in its construction, presentation, and assessment, so too will we.

English 5363: Research Methods in Technical Communication and Rhetoric

This course will introduce you to a variety of research methods and methodologies used in Composition and Technical Communication and Rhetoric research. While this course does serve as an overview, we will concentrate primarily on work that has influenced our broad field for the past ten years. The work you do in this course will give you an orientation which will prove to be valuable as you select further research courses from which you will ground your dissertation research. In subsequent, more focused research courses, you'll build upon the overview knowledge base you'll get in 5363.

The course builds on the assumption that research is intimately related to context, theory, and practice, and that all research—quantitative, qualitative, or mixed—is an act of selecting and interpreting information. Throughout the course, we will explore the implications of these assumptions, test their applicability to specific research methodologies, and look for common ways in which they shape the work of researchers using different research methods and approaches. Our central questions for this course will be "what constitutes a good, workable research question?" and "how do I select the best method to answer that question?". As a participant in this class, you will read critically texts on conducting research as well as evaluate existing research, and this experience will enable you to address the central questions from an informed perspective.

English 5371: Foundations of Technical Communication

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