TCR Undergraduate Courses
- All courses require ENGL 1301 and 1302 completion before enrollment.
- ENGL 1302 counts toward the minor.
- Some courses require additional prerequisites, as indicated below.
- English 2311 counts toward a student's 12 hours of English General Degree Requirement.
- Face-to-face courses are taught in networked computer classrooms.
- A number of courses are offered online. To see which sections of courses are offered online, see the course catalog.
- Many courses are offered at branches.
- Use Degree Works to track your progress.(Degree Works requires you to sign into Raiderlink.)
Concepts and Methods Emphasized in all Courses
- Understanding documents as tools of solving workplace problems
- Analyzing audiences, needs, and constraints
- Gathering information through primary and secondary research
- Writing for efficient reading and use
- Communicating ethically
|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. (CL)|
|2312 Texts and Technologies that Change the World||Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and 1302. Survey of technologies of text production, publication, and consumption across cultures, extending from manuscripts through the printing press and to the internet. Fulfills Multicultural requirement. (CL)|
|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. (CL)|
|3363 Introduction to Scientific Writing||Prerequisite: Junior standing. How scientists as professionals and researchers present problems, methods, data, and findings to disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and non-expert audiences through scientific communication genres. (CL)|
|3365 Report Writing||Prerequisite: Junior standing. Preparation of professional and academic reports and publications through the use of communication analysis. (CL)|
|3366 Style||Prerequisite: Junior standing. Investigation of the varieties, characteristics, and function of prose style in technical and professional writing. (CL)|
|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. (CL)|
|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. (CL)|
|3369 Information Design||Prerequisite: ENGL 2311 or 3365. Principles of design, visual rhetoric, and visual communication; application of those principles in document design. (CL)|
|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.|
|4363 Case Studies in Scientific Rhetoric||Prerequisite: Junior standing. Analyzes how key classical and contemporary texts have produced and communicated scientific knowledge.|
|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 topics vary.|
|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. (CL)|
|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 usability testing.|
|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.|