Sep 23, 2023  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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WRTG 424 - Technical Writing

How do writers learn to work across different communities of specialized knowledge, and effectively engage and create shared value and understanding? Technical Writing is an intensive workshop where students explore the rhetorical design of communication across different communities of specialization and knowledge. They learn how texts, visuals, and digital interfaces are designed to make data usable and valuable for different audiences; whether between engineers, management, and clients, or programmers and users, or content writers, web developers, instructional designers, and learners, technical communication is applicable  everywhere there is specialized knowledge and the need to explain its value. Common projects have had students examine personal and professional discourse communication, analyze document systems and workplace cultures, and research and present on high-value communication design from specific companies or situations. The course commonly has a portfolio where students practice presenting their applied analysis and learning.

Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation

Prerequisite(s) WRTG 324W  
Class-Level Restriction Undergraduate standing

Notes -
Equivalent Courses ENGL 424, WRTG 521
Previously listed as ENGL 424
Updates Change to description 10/2017, effective Winter 2018; Graduate Credit rescinded 12/2015, effective Fall 2016; Change to prefix 10/2013, effective Summer 2014; Graduate Credit added 7/2011

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