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Last approved: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 08:02:16 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 18:34:21 GMT

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Change Type
Major
ENG (English)
421
008651
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Computer Documentation Design
Comput Doc Design
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
English (16ENG)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Alternate Years
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Jason Swarts
Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2222Noone section per semester offered
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: ENG 214 or ENG 331 or ENG 332 or ENG 333
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Theory and design of documentation for computer hardware and software, including user guides, reference manuals, quick reference guides, tutorials, online documentation, and CD-based media delivery. Training in alternative documentation testing procedures, usability testing, and collaborative revision.

Changed the pre-requisites to reflect current expectations about student preparedness for the course.


Original: ENG 314, 331, 332, or ENG 333


Revised: ENG 214, 331, 332, or ENG 333


In practice, the relevant parts of the ENG 314 curriculum (i.e., document design) are incorporated into ENG 421. The other element of ENG 314 that is utilized in ENG 421 (i.e., editing) is covered in ENG 214, 331, 332, or 333. So any of those courses will adequately prepare students for ENG 421.


No

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No
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Student Learning Outcomes

  • explain the challenges concerning the usability of technical documentation within the settings where the are used;

  • produce re-invented or new forms of technical documentation that address the needs of networked users;

  • develop and describe plans for managing a user community’s collective knowledge about a software package;

  • re-articulate the expertise of technical communicators as that of managing content creation, developing cognitive infrastructures for accessing that content, and optimizing delivery of structured content;

  • present ideas for incorporating the wisdom of crowds into the interfaces of the technologies that a company may be selling. 


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written Assignment75%multiple papers and planning documents
Homework15%style exercises
Participation10%class discussion

aeherget (Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:27:17 GMT): AECHH: Uploading syllabus at instructor's request via email. 10/28/2016.
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