Feb 26, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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WR 227Z - Technical Writing

4 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): BA 131  or CIS 120  (formerly offered as CS120), and BT 114  or WR 121Z  or designated placement. 

Recommended Prerequisite(s): Public speaking ability is an asset. CIS 125WW  and graphics ability or desktop publishing skills.

Course Description: WR227Z introduces students to producing instructive, informative, and persuasive technical/professional documents aimed at well-defined and achievable outcomes. The course focuses on presenting information using rhetorically appropriate style, design, vocabulary, structure, and visuals. Students can expect to gather, read, and analyze information and to learn a variety of strategies for producing accessible, usable, reader-centered deliverable documents that are clear, concise, and ethical. Formerly offered as WR 227 / WR227.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Apply key rhetorical concepts through analyzing, designing, composing, and revising a variety of deliverable documents for technical/professional contexts.
  • CLO#2: Engage in project-based research, applying appropriate methods of inquiry for clearly defined purposes (e.g., user experience research and client/organization research).
  • CLO#3: Collaborate with various stakeholders to develop and apply flexible and effective strategies for managing projects.
  • CLO#4: Develop and adapt document design and composition strategies to meet the demands of diverse clients, organizations, and multicultural audiences. (ILO: Communication)
  • CLO#5: Examine and respond to individual and professional ethical responsibilities across organizational contexts.

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