ENG302W-1: Technical Writing

August 23, 2017 - December 5, 2017
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
4:00pm - 5:15pm
Callaway Center N203
Fisher, David
This writing-intensive course provides students with practice developing rhetorically effective and ethically sensitive communication in genres that characterize professional activity across and outside the university. No prior technical knowledge required.

This course introduces the methods of rhetorical analysis and user experience design as means of developing complex information for a variety of audiences, ranging from professional peers to the general public. Communication via prose, speech, visuals, and gestures springs from work in a variety of genres, which may include short research reports, informative and persuasive infographics, technical instructions, translations, and student-generated data sets. We will attend carefully to document design and explore especially the possibilities for developing narratives using quantitative data.

You will develop your work with an eye toward publishing it in an electronic portfolio (ePortfolio) using readily available, easy-to-use tools as part of the Domain of One's Own initiative. No prior technical knowledge or media-making experience is required.

The schedule of courses on O.P.U.S. is the official listing of courses, including days and times they meet and the General Education Requirements they satisfy. Students should use course descriptions as general guidelines. Course requirements, grading details, book lists, and syllabi are subject to change.