Multimedia Writing and TechnicalCommunication (TWC)

TWC 194 Special Topics. (1–4)
not regularly offered

TWC 200 Impact of Communications Technology on Society. (3)
fall and spring only
Organizational issues and development of technical communication. Activities include research, evaluations, and presentation of oral arguments in support of positions. Prerequisites: ENG 101 (or 105); 102.
General Studies: L

TWC 294 Special Topics. (1–4)
not regularly offered

TWC 301 General Principles of Multimedia Writing. (3)
fall and spring only
Introduction to writing in a variety of media, understanding the consequences of integrating media, and effective editing techniques. Prerequisite: First-Year Composition.
General Studies: L

TWC 351 Technical Writing and Editing. (3)
fall and spring only
Effective style, format, and organization of technical material; editing principles and practices; copyediting versus substantive editing; and document management. Prerequisite: ENG 102.

TWC 400 Technical Communications. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Planning and preparing technical publications and oral presentations based on directed library research related to current technical topics. Prerequisites: completion of first-year English requirements; L course; senior standing as a CTAS major.
General Studies: L

TWC 401 Principles of Technical Communication. (3)
fall and spring only
Basic information design principles to produce effective written, oral, and electronic technical communication. Understanding of rhetorical and audience analysis. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 301.
General Studies: L

TWC 403 Writing for Professional Publication. (3)
not regularly offered
Analysis of the market and examination of the publication process, including the roles of the author, editor, and reviewer. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 401.

TWC 411 Principles of Visual Communication. (3)
fall and spring only
Basic principles of visual communication in print and electronic media. Understanding graphic and document design, including typography and color. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 401.
General Studies: L

TWC 421 Principles of Writing with Technology. (3)
fall and spring only
Understanding historical and social impact of technology on writing, with emphasis on multimedia design, computer-mediated communication, and hypertext. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 401.
General Studies: L

TWC 431 Principles of Technical Editing. (3)
fall and spring only
Basic principles of technical editing (for print and electronic media) including copyediting, reviews, standards, style, and project management. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 401.
General Studies: L

TWC 443 Proposal Writing. (3)
once a year
Developing persuasive strategies and themes for researching and writing professional proposals. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 401.

TWC 444 Manual and Instructional Writing. (3)
once a year
Design and development of a user manual, writing instructions, improving graphics and page design, and usability testing. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 401.

TWC 445 Computer Documentation. (3)
once a year
Introduction to writing documentation for the computer industry. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 401.

TWC 446 Technical and Scientific Reports. (3)
once a year
Introduction to strategies, formats, and techniques of presenting information to technical and scientific audiences. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 401.
General Studies: L

TWC 447 Business Reports. (3)
once a year
Introduction to strategies, formats, and techniques of presenting information to business and other workplace audiences. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 401.
General Studies: L

TWC 484 Internship. (3)
fall and spring only
Application of classroom work in a supervised workplace environment. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 411 or 421 or 431.

TWC 490 Capstone. (3)
fall and spring only
Development of a professional portfolio, creation of a “culminating document,” and synthesis of undergraduate experience. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

TWC 494 Special Topics. (1–4)
not regularly offered

TWC 501 Principles of Technical Communication. (3)
fall and spring only
Basic information design principles to produce effective written, oral, and electronic technical communication. Understanding of rhetorical and audience analysis. Pre- or corequisite: graduate standing.

TWC 503 Writing for Professional Publication. (3)
not regularly offered
Analysis of the market and examination of the publication process, including the roles of the author, editor, and reviewer. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 501.

TWC 511 Principles of Visual Communication. (3)
fall and spring only
Basic principles of visual communication in print and electronic media. Understanding graphic and document design, including typography and color. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 501.

TWC 521 Principles of Writing with Technology. (3)
fall and spring only
Understanding historical and social impact of technology on writing, with emphasis on multimedia design, computer-mediated communication, and hypertext. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 501.

TWC 531 Principles of Technical Editing. (3)
fall and spring only
Basic principles of technical editing for print and electronic media, including copyediting, reviews, standards, style, and project management. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 501.

TWC 543 Proposal Writing. (3)
once a year
Developing persuasive strategies and themes for researching and writing professional proposals. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 501.

TWC 544 Manual and Instructional Writing. (3)
once a year
Design and development of a user manual, writing instructions, improving graphics and page design, and usability testing. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 501.

TWC 545 Computer Documentation. (3)
once a year
Introduction to writing documentation for the computer industry. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 501.

TWC 546 Technical and Scientific Reports. (3)
once a year
Introduction to strategies, formats, and techniques of presenting information to technical and scientific audiences. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 501.

TWC 547 Business Reports. (3)
once a year
Introduction to strategies, formats, and techniques of presenting information to business and other workplace audiences. Pre- or corequisite: TWC 501.

TWC 584 Internship. (3)
fall and spring only
Application of classroom work in a supervised workplace environment. Pre- or corequisites: TWC 511, 521, 531.

TWC 598 Special Topics. (1–4)
not regularly offered

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