Texas Tech University

TCR Graduate Courses

Summer 2007 Offerings

Course Title Instructor Dates Section
ENGL 5377 Grants and Proposals Eaton TBA, 6/10 - 8/10 001

Distance Courses (section 270/271 or 370/371, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.) [Descriptions below]

Course Title Instructor Date Sections
ENGL 5060 History and Theory of Composition Rice TBA, 6/10 - 8/10 270 & 370
ENGL 5374 Technical Editing Kemp TBA, 6/10 - 8/10 270 & 370
ENGL 5377 Grants and Proposals Eaton TBA, 6/10 - 8/10 270 & 370
ENGL 5377 Instructional Design and Development Baehr TBA, 6/10 - 8/10 271 & 371
ENGL 5386 Accessibility and Disability Issues Zdenek TBA, 6/10 - 8/10 270 & 370
ENGL 5390 Writing for Publication Kimball TBA, 6/10 - 8/10 270 & 370

Distance Electives for those who are looking for an extra class that's related to English or Linguistics

ENGL 5380? Literature and Manuals of World War I Baake & Shelton TBA TBA
ENGL 5337 American Dialectics of the Southwest linguistics) Fitzgerald Summer I (5/30 - 6/30) TBA

the following courses are officially as summer courses, but will be available only to students who attend the 2-week May workshop.

ENGL 5375 Document Design Zdenek 1:30-5:30 Daily 270 & 370
ENGL 5388 Usability Testing Still 1:30-5:30 Daily 270 & 370

the following course will take place during the 2-week May workshop and will be available for local students by permission.

ENGL 5365 New Media Rhetoric Rice, Kimball, & Baugh 1:30-5:30 Daily 270 & 370 & 001

Note: All online students register for section 270 or 271 except non-Texas-resident online doctoral students, who register for section 370 or 371.


ENGL 5337:American English Dialects and Multiculturalism (Taught during first summer session only)


ENGL 5375 Document Design. This course will cover both practical and theoretical approaches to designing print and electronic documents. Specifically, the course will focus on process, color theory, graphic design, page layout, principles, and conventions. We'll discuss some important theoretical threads in design research including perception, visual rhetoric, visual semiotics, representation, cultural and other approaches. We'll also discuss some popular graphic design software and scripting with CSS.

ENGL 5388 Usability Testing. This course attempts to balance the theory of usability testing with the practice of actually conducting usability tests. It aims for two distinct modes. The first involves the concepts of usability testing, and will require that you do the assigned readings and participate fully in class discussion. I will expect you to ask questions, to connect ideas from various readings, and to connect these theories to our activities in the actual usability lab. The second mode of this course involves spending time in the usability lab, plugging in wires, rolling tape, positioning microphones and cameras, digitizing and editing video, and generally becoming very familiar with the workings of gathering data. Although we will meet in the usability lab every other day for practical work, I expect you to schedule your own time in the lab in order to maximize your experience.

The lab experiences will take place during the May seminar for online doctoral students and the final papers will be due during the official summer session.

Course website: http://www.faculty.english.ttu.edu/5388/

ENGL 5377 Instructional Design and Development. This course will cover WBT, training in a synchronous environment, knowledge management, single-sourcing, and assessment, all within the rhetorically savvy workplace setting.