English with an Emphasis in Rhetoric and Technical Communication (MA)

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Rhetoric and Technical Communication Emphasis Coordinator 
Molly Johnson 
509.359.6037

Program Core
ENGL 511COMPOSITION PEDAGOGIES: THEORIES AND PRACTICES5
ENGL 520SEMINAR IN RESEARCH METHODS AND DESIGN5
ENGL 564PEDAGOGICAL GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION5
ENGL 568TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION AND ESP: PRACTICE, THEORY AND PEDAGOGY5
ENGL 573HISTORY OF RHETORIC5
or ENGL 575 CONTEMPORARY RHETORICAL THEORIES
ENGL 695DINTERNSHIP: PROFESSIONAL WRITING (Students who are currently employed or who have extensive work experience in the field may with the approval of the designated program director opt to take an elective course. The elective course must be select in consultation with and approved by the program director.)1-10
Rhetoric and Technical Communication
ENGL 503INFORMATION DESIGN5
ENGL 504INSTRUCTIONS AND PROCEDURES5
ENGL 507PROPOSAL WRITING5
ENGL 509EDITING IN TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION5
ENGL 573HISTORY OF RHETORIC (must differ from the rhetoric course taken to complete core requirements)5
or ENGL 575 CONTEMPORARY RHETORICAL THEORIES
ENGL 590RHETORIC AND TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION CAPSTONE3
ENGL 600THESIS (Students who opt to do additional course work instead of a thesis or professional project will be required to pass a comprehensive exam. The comprehensive exam will be taken while the student is enrolled in ENGL 590. Students who do not pass the comprehensive exam may retake the test no more than one additional time. Note that this option may increase the number of credit required to graduate by 2-3 credits. Students will be charged for the extra credits.)2
or ENGL 601 PROFESSIONAL ESSAY
Total Credits60

SLOs for the common core of classes:

  • apply a variety of rhetorical and theoretical approaches useful to critical analysis;
  • speak effectively in public forums with the complement of visual media;
  • demonstrate ability to analyze, evaluate, synthesize and document library and internet sources in conducting research.

SLOs for the Rhetoric and Technical Communication emphasis:

  • design rhetorically effective use-centered documents;
  • communicate complex information effectively to a variety of users;
  • identify instructional needs and design training and/or curriculum to effectively teach others.