DIGITAL 200 - Writing with Digital and Social Media
Winter 2021, Section 003 - Technical Writing
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Digital Studies (DIGITAL)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This writing course welcomes anyone who is interested in technical writing and communication that communicate complex information to readers or users who need the information to solve problems or complete tasks. You will be introduced to audience and rhetorical analysis, technical writing and editing principles, plain and persuasive styles, various genres of technical writing (e.g., memos, technical descriptions, technical instructions, and proposals), usability testing, the ethical dimension of technical writing, designing visual information, and writing for the web. Particularly, you will learn how technical writing and communication transform in the digital age.

Course Requirements:

    • Regular attendance and participation.
    • Memos.
    • Small (digital) assignments in the area of technical writing and communication.
    • Oral presentations.
    • Final project.

Intended Audience:

All students who are interested in professional and technical writing and communication and have prior writing experience.

This course is asynchronous (students are not required to participate in "live" sessions on set days and times; no meeting day or time will appear in time schedule).

Class Format:

Instruction Mode: Study guides, discussion forums, and assignments will be offered asynchronously on Canvas. Virtual individual meetings are available upon request.

Learning Mode: Students need to use Canvas to complete coursework, have access to a camera and microphone to participate in Zoom meetings.

Course Testing/Assessment: All assignments will be submitted and graded on Canvas asynchronously. No quizzes or tests.

Schedule

DIGITAL 200 - Writing with Digital and Social Media
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 Online
31709
Open
2
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note:

It is department policy that registered students must participate in the first two class sessions or activites in whichever format offered by the instructor or notify the instructor that they will be unable to do so and why. Failure to do so may result in the student being dropped from the course.

002 (SEM)
 Online
31710
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note:

It is department policy that registered students must participate in the first two class sessions or activites in whichever format offered by the instructor or notify the instructor that they will be unable to do so and why. Failure to do so may result in the student being dropped from the course.

003 (SEM)
 Online
31711
Open
1
 
-
TBA
Note:

It is department policy that registered students must participate in the first two class sessions or activites in whichever format offered by the instructor or notify the instructor that they will be unable to do so and why. Failure to do so may result in the student being dropped from the course.

004 (SEM)
 Online
34251
Closed
0
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note:

It is department policy that registered students must participate in the first two class sessions or activites in whichever format offered by the instructor or notify the instructor that they will be unable to do so and why. Failure to do so may result in the student being dropped from the course.

Textbooks/Other Materials

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Syllabi

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