For minors: counts toward Capstone or as Focus Coursework.
For concentrators: counts toward Focus Coursework or Capstone (b/c COVID) or as Open Elective credit in the major.
We’ll be writing end-user documentation
- for print (a manual);
- for the screen (a tutorial video);
- and for the web (webpages and chatbot script).
Useful for anyone:
- who interested in technical writing;
- who wants more practice in technical writing;
- who wants more practice in video-making and document design;
- and who wants to get more familiar with Adobe Dreamweaver and InDesign
It’s not just for seniors. A little tech experience in design, video editing, and HTML is helpful. But not required to do well in the course.
For the first time EVER, the English Department will be offering two courses in digital writing in a single semester.
If you’re looking for a course that emphasizes professional practice, check out “Writing for the Web.”
If you’re looking for a course that is more about digital culture, check out “Rhetoric in a Digital Age.”
In Fall 2018, the English Department is rolling out a new concentration in Writing, Rhetoric, and Publication.
The program has three signatures which I’ll discuss here as commitments:
- a commitment to preparing concentrators to write in and for the public
- a commitment to preparing concentrators to write in print and digital media
- a commitment to the liberal arts tradition of forging new futures through writing and publishing, through reading and interpreting