At the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech), I am the ENG 2575, Technical Writing Coordinator for the the Professional and Technical Writing Program of the Department of English. The College Catalog describes this course as, “Students communicate technical and scientific information to a variety of audiences through written and oral presentations, using electronic media such as the Internet, Power Point and graphics programs. Students also analyze readings in science and technology, study technical writing models and practice collaborative research and presentation.”
Below, you can find my sample documents for instructors of ENG 2575.
Also, I am including syllabi and assignments that I developed while teaching Technical Communication, LMC 3403 at the Georgia Institute of Technology, which is closely aligned City Tech’s ENG 2575 in terms of student learning outcomes. Of note, the “Reader-Centered and Process-Driven Foundations” assignment covers a lot of cognitive, rhetorical, and multimodal topics by bringing together haptics (LEGO), audience, and design into an early project. Plus, it’s a lot of fun for the students and instructor.
Sample syllabi, assignments, book list, and resources for ENG 2575, Technical Writing
Syllabus, Technical Writing
Unit 1, Reader-Centered and Process-Driven Foundations (LEGO Instructions)
Unit 2, Career-Focused Communication
Unit 3, Service Learning Project
Unit 1, Managing Complexity
Unit 2, Reader-Centered and Process-Driven Foundations
Unit 3, Career-Focused Communication
Unit 4, Service Learning Project