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English 5106: Technical Writing in the Digital Age
Fall 2019 (CRN 86072)
Fully online, 3 credit hours

 

Dr. Chip Rogers
Email: chip@chipspage.com
Website: www.chipspage.com

Office: Arts and Sciences (COAS) 219
Telephone
: (478) 471-5739
Office hours: M 9:00-1:00 and by appointment

 

Objectives

The MGA Catalog indicates that English 5106 "provides intensive and advanced study of principles and strategies for researching, planning, composing, and revising technical documents and workplace communications in the digital age. It promotes nuanced and effective use of language, sophisticated analysis of purpose and audience across a wide spectrum of disciplines and workplace environments, and rhetorical and document design strategies to craft succinct and optimally readable documents in a variety of genres and delivery platforms."

Student learning outcomes: Students will

  • analyze purpose and audience considerations in a range of rhetorical workplace contexts;
  • analyze, evaluate, and implement principles of document design; 
  • conduct in-depth and advanced research in a substantial formal report;
  • craft optimally readable documents in various genres;
  • work collaboratively in small-scale projects and one project larger in scope.
Prerequisite

bulletAdmission to the M.A. in Technical and Professional Writing or the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Digital Communication program, or permission of Program Coordinator (Dr. Benita Muth)


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