Specialized Communication for Technology Students, ENG 1133

ENG 1133, Specialized Communication for Technology Students is an academic-workplace writing bridge course offered by the New York City College of Technology, CUNY. The College Catalog describes it as, “Academic as well as occupational writing such as lab reports and bids, emphasis on the documented report, summarizing material and writing letters. Written presentations frequently utilize visual aids such as graphics, maps and charts.” I designed my class to draw on my expertise in the IT field and my research interest in retrocomputing to give students an interesting and useful engagement with the kinds of writing and communicating that they need to do in their careers.

Fall 2015

Syllabus, “Interfacing with the Workplace Integrated Circuit”
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Project 1, “Job Application Portfolio”
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Project 2, “Team-Based Technical Communication Portfolio Project”
See syllabus above.

Who is Dynamic Subspace?

Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.

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