Spring 2019: Business & Technical Writing Courses

EH 300: STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS WRIT'G (Semester Hours: 3). Practical business writing with emphasis on rhetoric, organization, and research. Open to all students in the College of Business or by permission of the Department of English. Qualifies as elective in the English major. Does not count toward English minor. Junior standing required. Prerequisite: EH 102 or EH 105. Maximum enrollment: 20 per section.

CRN 11026, EH 300 01, ONLINE, Instructor: Sinceree Gunn
CRN 11027, EH 300 02, ONLINE, Instructor: Dr. Allen Berry
CRN 11028, EH 300 03, ONLINE, Instructor: Dr. Allen Berry
CRN 11029, EH 300 04, ONLINE, Instructor: Sinceree Gunn
CRN 11030, EH 300 05, TR 11:20AM 12:40PM, Instructor: Dr. Joseph Robertshaw
CRN 11031, EH 300 06, TR 01:00PM 02:20PM, Instructor: Dr. Joseph Robertshaw
CRN 11032, EH 300 07, TR 02:40PM 04:00PM, Instructor: Dr. LaDawn Edwards

 

EH 301: TECHNICAL WRITING (Semester Hours: 3). Practical writing, especially technical or scientific reports and proposals, with emphasis on organization, research, and presentation. Qualifies as elective in English major. Does not count toward English minor except Cognate Studies in Technical Writing. Junior Standing. Prerequisite: EH 102 or EH 105. Maximum enrollment: 20 per section.

CRN 11035, EH 301 01, ONLINE, Instructor: Dr. Allen Berry
CRN 11036, EH 301 02, MW 09:40AM 11:00AM, Instructor: Sinceree Gunn
CRN 10930, EH 301 03 (HYBRID), MW 11:20AM 12:40PM, Instructor: Sinceree Gunn
CRN 11057, EH 301 04, ONLINE , Instructor: Dr. Joseph Robertshaw
CRN 11061, EH 301 05, ONLINE, Instructor: Dr. Joseph Robertshaw
CRN 11062, EH 301 06, ONLINE, Instructor: Elizabeth Hardin
CRN 11063, EH 301 H7 (HONORS), TR 02:40PM 04:00PM, Instructor: Dr. Joy Robinson. This course explores the topic of technical writing beginning with the basic 8Cs and moving through more complex concepts. Students will create various communication artifacts designed for specific audiences. This class helps to improve your communication competence; go beyond complete and accurate communication and develop an effective style in your interpersonal conversations, in your presentations, in your formal and informal writing, and in your project designs.
CRN 11066, EH 301 08, ONLINE, Instructor: Elizabeth Hardin
CRN 12356, EH 301 09, ONLINE, Instructor: Elizabeth Hardin

CRN 11033, EH 302 01 TECHNICAL EDITING, TR 04:20PM 05:40PM, Instructor: Dr. Joy Robinson
CRN 11033, EH 302 01: TECHNICAL EDITING, R 06:00PM 07:20PM, Instructor: Dr. Joy Robinson
CRN 11068, EH 320 01: PRACTICUM IN WRITING, Instructor: Dr. Alanna Frost

CRN 11103, EH 454 01: NEW MEDIA WRITING & RHETORIC, TR 04:20PM 05:40PM, Instructor: Dr. Michael McGinnis
In this course, we will engage new media rhetorics as both an object of scholarly study and as models of rhetorical production. To these ends, the course is divided into two parts. In the first part of the course, we will engage scholarship in new media and digital rhetoric to better understand the research methods, approaches, and subjects of the field; students will apply these methods to a study of an online community of their choice. In the second part of the course, we will take a closer look at the rhetorical practices of online communities and platforms and use those rhetorics to create digital-native texts. Major texts for this course will include Brooke, Lingua Fracta; Milner, The World Made Meme; Eyman, Digital Rhetoric: Theory, Method, Practice; Rice, Digital Detroit; these texts will supplemented with articles and chapters supplied by the instructor.

Graduate or JUMP options:

CRN 12369, EH 552 01: USER-CENTERED DESIGN, M 06:00PM 08:40PM, Instructor: Dr. Candice Lanius
User Centered Design provides a comprehensive introduction to User Experience (UX) design and orients students to important design concepts and practices employed early in the UX lifecycle. By reading design theory and reflecting on course concepts in written responses and sketching assignments, students will learn the importance of reflection and conceptual brainstorming early in the user experience design workflow. The course covers the key concepts of ideation, design paradigms, affordances, ethics, participatory design, contextual inquiry, embodied interaction, emotion, ubiquitous interaction, and design requirements. Lectures will be discussion based with readings, short responses, and sketching assignments. Class will culminate with a final conceptual design presentation and report documenting the process and requirements for the user’s experience. Students will leave the course understanding the value of user experience design, able to holistically address interactions, and prepared to brainstorm solutions to emerging problems within a user experience and share their ideas with both expert and non-expert audiences.

CRN 11105, EH 554 01: NEW MEDIA WRITING & RHETORIC, TR 04:20PM 05:40PM, Instructor: Dr. Michael McGinnis
In this course, we will engage new media rhetorics as both an object of scholarly study and as models of rhetorical production. To these ends, the course is divided into two parts. In the first part of the course, we will engage scholarship in new media and digital rhetoric to better understand the research methods, approaches, and subjects of the field; students will apply these methods to a study of an online community of their choice. In the second part of the course, we will take a closer look at the rhetorical practices of online communities and platforms and use those rhetorics to create digital-native texts. Major texts for this course will include Brooke, Lingua Fracta; Milner, The World Made Meme; Eyman, Digital Rhetoric: Theory, Method, Practice; Rice, Digital Detroit; these texts will supplemented with articles and chapters supplied by the instructor.

CRN 10932, EH 603 01: EDITING FOR PUBLICATION, ONLINE, Instructor: Dr. Joy Robinson
A comprehensive survey of best practices for editing documents for clarity, correctness, accuracy, style, design, and usability. Course involves working with writers to edit work for publication.

 

For more information, contact the English Department at eh@uah.edu or 256.824.6320.