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ENGL220 - Technical Writing

Course Details

Course Code: ENGL220 Course ID: 2856 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

ENGL220 introduces students to several different forms of technical writing while challenging them to engage regularly with the field at a scholarly level. Major concepts include collaboration, audience, document design, persuasion, the use of mobile technologies, and revision. In this course, readings are discovered by students in relevant technical writing journals in the AMU/APUS Trefry Library. As students hone their academic research skills, they are tasked with reporting back to their peers regarding the found articles that are relevant to that week’s writing objectives. Weekly class discussions are set up to simulate the technical writing work groups that are routinely found in companies and organizations, and should offer students a place to brainstorm and refine ideas for their larger assignments. Students will compose product proposals, instructions, labels, and a final web-based product manual. These assignments are designed to build on one another and culminate in the final project which can be included in a professional portfolio. (Prerequisites: ENGL101 or ENGL110)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/22 - 11/04/22 11/07/22 - 01/01/23 Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/22 - 12/02/22 12/05/22 - 01/29/23 Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/22 - 02/03/23 02/06/23 - 04/02/23 Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
09/26/22 - 03/03/23 03/06/23 - 04/30/23 Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session
10/31/22 - 03/31/23 04/03/23 - 05/28/23 Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session
11/28/22 - 04/28/23 05/01/23 - 06/25/23 Spring 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After completing this course you will be able to:

1. Analyze the audience and purpose of situations to determine the most suitable means of communication in them.

2. Plan, write, create, evaluate, and present effective technical communication materials, including instruction manuals, logos, surveys, websites, and cover letters.

3. Apply traditional and online research skills to the tasks of technical writing.

4. Critique and revise the writing of oneself and others as assigned.

5. Collaborate with colleagues to synthesize technical communication ideas and concepts.

6. Analyze the information design and visual design of printed and electronic documents.

Book Title: There are no required books for this course. Information regarding readings and research is provided inside the classroom.
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ISBN: ENGL220 Note

Book Title:There are no required books for this course. Information regarding readings and research is provided inside the classroom.
ISBN:ENGL220 Note

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.