ENGL 511 Rhetorical Theory for Workplace Writers
An introduction to rhetorical theories and concepts relevant to workplace settings, such as rhetorical genre theory, applied linguistics, ethics, and the rhetoric of science. Interdisciplinary approaches include cultural studies, STEM communication, linguistics, psychology and sociology.
ENGL 512 Technical Rhetoric and Applications
An advanced study of technical communication for those students who are or expect to become professional technical communicators. Topics of study include modern theories of rhetoric, focusing on semantics, syntax, readability, pragmatics, and hypertext. Students will write reports, proposals, manuals, and online documents related to their own backgrounds and fields of interest. PREREQ: ADM/PROG or PERM/INST.
ENGL 513 Technical Editing
An advanced course in the editing of technical documents. Major projects are related to each student’s field of interest. Topics of study include the theory and ethics of editing, content editing, copy editing, developmental editing, production editing, and online editing. PREREQ: ADM/PROG or PERM/INST.
ENGL 515 Visual Rhetoric and Information Design
A study and application of the rhetorical elements of design, including color, line, form, images, and type. Students will be introduced to desktop publishing, graphics, and Web-authoring software. Students will apply principles of visual rhetoric in creating print and online technical documents. PREREQ: ADM/PROG or PERM/INST
ENGL 535 User Experience
User experience focuses on understanding—and designing experiences tailored to—human behavior. In this course learn to create successful visual and emotional user experiences while exploring links between usability and desirability, humanity and technology. PREREQ: ADM/PROG or PERM/INST.