May 24, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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.


Learner Outcomes:
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.

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:

Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Winter Locations Ellensburg, Online

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