ENGL 3590W focuses on providing students the opportunities to practice technical and professional writing. This course will particularly focus on visual and digital rhetoric. We will spend some time reading about and discussing the conventions, rhetorical situations, and design considerations for composing in different media and contexts. Students will then have opportunities to develop their communication skills by creating texts in a variety of forms.
The course is writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline—for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work and the instructor will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Students in this course will work to achieve the following learning goals and objectives: