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ENGL 335 - Advanced Technical Writing

Credits: 5
Prepare students to communicate effectively in a professional environment. Students become familiar with the processes, forms, and styles of technical writing as they create various documents, including instructions, proposals, and discipline-specific and/or client-based research projects. Emphasizes the purpose and audience, as well as clarity, concision, and document design.

Enrollment Requirement: Admission into a bachelor’s degree program; and ENGL& 101  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor consent.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Develop a sense of how purposes, audiences, situations, technologies, and methods affect writers’ and users’ perceptions of written and digital communication.
  2. Implement and demonstrate theories of document design (e.g. format, layout, graphics) in course projects.
  3. Exhibit the recursive nature of writing and design process in terms of researching, drafting, reviewing/testing, editing, and revising.
  4. Develop strategies synchronous and asynchronous communication with peers, instructors, users, and/or clients that foster mutual respect and responsibility, including different varieties of testing and assessing written and digital communications. 
  5. Implement and evaluate a range of research methods and information resources to develop and produce ethically responsible professional documents.
  6. Create effective arguments in professional documents using discursive and visual information.
  7. Demonstrate awareness of how various media genres and technologies affect and are effected by users and readers and, thus, are integral to the communication and design process.
  8. Use and adapt various technologies to produce attractive, persuasive, professional documents and distribute them electronically to fulfill the purpose and need of various audiences and purposes. 

Program Outcomes
  1. Produce effective written communication, which demonstrates critical thinking; writing and research processes; and knowledge of genres for workplace, expository, or research writing.
  2. Demonstrate college-level reading skills by summarizing, analyzing, interpreting, synthesizing, and evaluating college texts; and develop an awareness of the approaches writers use for different audiences, genres, and rhetorical situations.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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