Genres and Strategies in Technical and Scientific Writing

TCC 6020 4 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Serves as a foundational course. Offers students an opportunity to learn to work within established genres of technical and scientific writing and to develop a critical awareness of how generic conventions emerge in cultural contexts and, in turn, serve to shape the form and content of communication. Focusing on the genres that have been central to the discipline—memos, descriptions, definitions, instructions, reports, proposals, and literature reviews—explores document design and document organization as generic issues. Addresses the relationships between technical writing and cultural context, ethical issues in technical writing, and the changing identity of the field of technical communication by drawing on rhetorical theory approaches to genre. Also addresses library research.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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