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New Course for Technical Writing Minors

The UAH Business and Technical Writing Program is proud to introduce a brand new course for technical writing minors – EH 303: Research and Practice in Technical Communication! The course introduces students to the profession of technical communication and prepares them with the skills and knowledge they need for professional success. The course meets Fall 2014 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:55-5:15. This required course replaces the Directed Elective for Technical Writing Minors.

Please contact Dr. Ryan Weber for more information about the course!303



Summer Course: EH 440/540 Instructional Technology


The English Department is excited to offer the elective EH 440/540: Instructional Technology this summer. EH 440-540 is an introduction to the field of instructional technology and the theory and practice of instructional design. This course will address the processes involved in planning, creating, and evaluating instructional materials for a professional delivery. Learners, working individually and in groups, will utilize various technological resources and apply instructional design principles to produce a professional training module. The course, taught by Dr. Bobbi Jo Carter, will meet on Wednesdays from 5:30-8:20 from May 20-July 26. This course counts as a technical elective for undergraduate students and an English elective for graduate students. For more information, email Dr. Weber at

Coming in Fall 2012 – EH 649: Writing in Engineering

The English Department and the Business and Technical Writing Program are pleased to offer English 649: Writing in Engineering during the Fall 2012 semester. This course uses technical communication and rhetorical principles to teach students how to analyze and create effective engineering texts and graphics. In this course, students will

  • explore rhetorical principles of writing and how they apply in engineering disciplines
  • connect technical communication concepts and principles to engineering writing
  • look deeply at engineering texts (reports particularly but also theses, dissertations) and consider how words and graphics combine to create accurate, effective documents
  • consider other engineering communication (e.g., correspondence, briefings, presentations)
  • learn and use techniques for identifying and analyzing readers
  • investigate the use and design of graphics in engineering

The course is discussion based (rather than lecture based) with discussion material drawn from articles and engineering documents. Assignments may include article or book reviews, discussion board contributions, analysis of a technical report, a technical report or draft of thesis.

The course, taught by Dr. Cynthia McPherson, meets on Thursday nights from 5:30-8:20 and is open to graduate students from any discipline. Technical communication certificate students who plan to work at engineering firms and students from engineering fields are especially encourage to enroll.

Special Studies for Class for Spring 2012: EH 649, Grant Writing

The Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication is offering a Special Studies class this Spring in grant writing. The class, which meets on Thursdays from 5:30-8:20, will present theoretical and practical advice to help students learn to write grant proposals. The class also involves developing two grants from start to finish – one grant to fund a usability test class for the certificate, and one for a local non-profit organization. The class should offer great experience for those interested in entering the world of grant proposal writing, and it fulfills either the 600 level elective or the other elective option in the certificate. The course is open to any UAH graduate student.

You can also check out a flier for the class. Please contact Dr. Ryan Weber ( with any questions.