Mar 22, 2023
ENG 504 - Advanced Technical Writing
Practice in designing, writing, and creating technical documents and practice in content management systems and/or structured authoring tools. ENG 404 and ENG 504 are layered courses; a student may not receive credit for both.
Prerequisite: admission to the Professional and Creative Writing MA program or instructor permission.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Recognize and demonstrate how genres function in the technical writing workplace.
- Analyze a new technical writing task and construct new genres to meet the needs of that task.
- Graduate Students will synthesize research involving genre theory in professional communication scholarship.
- Identify and recognize the basic elements, function and purpose of structured authoring in the technical writing workplace.
- Graduate students will assess one or more structured authoring tools or methods as appropriate to the technical writing workplace.
- Describe and Summarize the features and functions of a content management system in the technical writing workplace.
- Apply knowledge of content managements systems OR structured authoring tools for a technical writing project.
- Analyze the cultural and ethical considerations involved in technical communication
- Graduate Students will argue for the most ethical course of action given particular ethical case studies involved in technical communication.
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Winter Locations Ellensburg, Online
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