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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)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 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.

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.
ISBN:ENGL220 Note
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.