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ENGL- LIT Literature classes are listed separately, under LIT (0 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Literature classes are listed separately, under LIT
Department consent

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ENGL- 80 Reading, Writing, and Grammar (6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Basic reading, writing and grammar skills in English. Credits earned will not count toward graduation. (ENGL-80 is the same as ESLI-51A and ESLI-51B.)

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ENGL- 90 Writing Workshop (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Developmental composition course required of students who score below the designated cut-off on the Wisconsin English Placement Test for admission into ENGL-101. Prepared students for ENGL-101 and the rigors of college writing. Grade of "C" or better required to move on toe ENGL-101. Course does not count toward graduation but is included in the student's course load, fees, and grade point average.

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ENGL- 101 Composition 1 (3.00 cr.)
Communication Skills - Writing
Repeatable: No
Introductory, first-semester composition course required of students who achieve a designated score on the Wisconsin English Placement Test or a score of "C" or better in ENGL-090. Practice in college-level writing, critical thinking and reading. Introduction to academic research, source-supported writing, argumentation, and conventions of structure, style, grammar, mechanics, and format appropriate to specific rhetorical situations. Students must receive a "C-" or better in ENGL-101 to move on to ENGL-102.

English Placement Required

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ENGL- 102 Composition 2 (3.00 cr.)
Communication Skills - Reading
Repeatable: No
Second-semester composition course required of students who receive a grade of "C-" or higher in ENGL-101. Continued development, through advanced academic research and inquiry, of the rhetorical and critical reading, writing, and thinking skills acquired in ENGL-101. Focus on synthesizing a variety of readings and texts, including imaginative literature. Further refinement of documentation skills and academic writing practices and conventions.

Prerequisite: "C-" or better in ENGL-101

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ENGL- 111 Freshman English--Honors I (3.00 cr.)
Communication Skills - Writing
Repeatable: No
Readings in world literature and related writing for training in composition techniques; documented paper.

ENGL-111 Placement

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ENGL- 112 Freshman English--Honors II (3.00 cr.)
Communication Skills - Reading
Repeatable: No
Continuation of ENGL-111.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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ENGL- 113 Honors Seminar I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Intensive reading and writing that examines topics in world literature from Shakespeare to the present.
Department consent

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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ENGL- 121 Introduction to Professional Communication (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Trends, opportunities, and technologies shaping the field of professional communication. Career paths and specializations as well as ethical responsibilities.

Prerequisite: Professional Communication & Emerging Media majors only

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ENGL- 125 Professional Writing Elements Of Style (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Develop stylistic fluency through study of interaction of rhetoric, style, and grammar. May not be substituted for any required English composition course.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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ENGL- 149 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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ENGL- 207 Writing For The Media (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theory and practice of writing for the media.

Prerequisites: ENGL-102 or ENGL-112 or ENGL-113

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ENGL- 210 Journalism Practicum (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work on regularly published newspaper and submit articles for evaluation and publication.
Department consent

Prerequisites: ENGL-102 or ENGL-112 or ENGL-113

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ENGL- 215 Foundations of Technical Communication (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Overview of major writing and documentation forms and conventions used in technical communication, including document design strategies, technical reports,and other professional texts.

Prerequisites: ENGL-102 or ENGL-112 or ENGL-113

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ENGL- 218 Mass Communication: Effects Of The Technology On Society (3.00 cr.)
Technology
Repeatable: No
The ideological and social implications of mass communication technology.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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ENGL- 225 Editing Processes And Practices (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Comprehensive editing, copy editing, proofreading, and style selection; review of Standard Written English grammar and usage.

Prerequisites: take ENGL-102 or ENGL-112 or ENGL-113; and take ENGL-125

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ENGL- 245 Creative Writing (3.00 cr.)
Creative Arts, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: Yes
Introduction to creative writing with an ethics component in four genres: Poetry, fiction, drama, and creative nonfiction.

Prerequisites: ENGL-102 or ENGL-112 or ENGL-113

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ENGL- 247 Critical Writing (3.00 cr.)
Communication Skills - Writing
Repeatable: No
The art of evaluation and judgment; writing critical reviews and articles; documented critical paper.

Prerequisites: ENGL-102 or ENGL-112 or ENGL-113

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ENGL- 249 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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ENGL- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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ENGL- 312 Transnational Professional Communication (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theories and practical approaches to the global aspects of professional communication, including translation and cross-cultural visual communication. Apply cultural models in order to understand and address the needs of users and colleagues from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Prerequisites: ENGL-102 or ENGL-112 or ENGL-113

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ENGL- 317 Topics In Journalism (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Intensive study of and practice in topics in journalism.

Prerequisites: ENGL-102 or ENGL-112 or ENGL-113

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ENGL- 320 Business Writing (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Written communication in business: practice in writing memos, letters, electronic correspondence, reports and other practical communication.

Prerequisites: ENGL-102 or ENGL-112 or ENGL-113

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ENGL- 330 Feature Writing (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Plan, research and create feature articles for newspapers, magazines and online publications; develop research tools and writing skills; observe ethical and legal considerations in writing.

Prerequisite: take ENGL-207

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ENGL- 335 Critical Approach to Digital Humanities (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Explores the rhetoric of technologies and the dynamic interaction between digital technologies and society.

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ENGL- 340 The Structure Of English (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
New analytic and descriptive methods applied to modern English.

Prerequisites: ENGL-102 or ENGL-112 or ENGL-113

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ENGL- 342 Creative Writing II (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Advanced practice in creative writing that builds on skills taught in ENGL-245 Creative Writing, focusing on genre specific texts.

Prerequisite: take ENGL-245

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ENGL- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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ENGL- 350 Digital Storytelling (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Create and critique visual and digital stories and the deployment of digital and visual media tools to tell a variety of stories from diverse social and cultural contexts.

Prerequisites: ENGL-102 or ENGL-112 or ENGL-113

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ENGL- 361 Hypertext Writing (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Investigate writer and audience interaction in a hypertext environment. Gain exposure to and utilize markup languages to maximize audience participation in websites and other hypertext documents. Research, production and testing of an original website and hypertext essays.

Prerequisites: ENGL-102 or ENGL-112 or ENGL-113

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ENGL- 371 Rhetoric and Style: Strategies of Argumentation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Examines classical rhetoric to identify enduring elements and concerns as well as critical tensions and conflicts. Students will obtain the vocabulary and conceptual understanding of the rhetorical tradition with attention to development both oral and written arguments.

Prerequisites: ENGL-102 or ENGL-112 or ENGL-113

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ENGL- 385 Document Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Approaches to transmitting information in print and screen documents through the application of rhetorical and design principles.

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ENGL- 388 Writing for the Internet (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Investigate writer and audience interaction in hypertext and multimedia environments, and gain exposure to an utilize markup languages to maximize audience participation. Research, produce, and test an original hypertext or multimedia artifact.

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ENGL- 396 Expository Writing (Travel Writing in Scotland) (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Forms, strategies and styles of expository writing. Emphasis on travel writing in Scotland, appropriate style and mechanics for presenting travel writing.

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ENGL- 396 Mass Media History (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Highlights of the origins, growth and evolution of America's mass media from their early Western European background to the diversity of the modern day.

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ENGL- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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ENGL- 407 Seminar in Applied Journalism (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Investigation into journalistic practices in particular disciplines, industries, and trades. Students will research, synthesize, and apply journalistic practices to their chosen field.

Prerequisite: take ENGL-207

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ENGL- 410 Scientific Communication (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Written and oral communication strategies for scientific careers, including the creation of data displays, proposals, and technical reports to articulate research methodologies and disseminate findings for broad audiences.

Prerequisites: ENGL-102 or ENGL-112 or ENGL-113

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ENGL- 415 Technical Writing (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
On-the-job writing for business and industry; reports, letters and other documents.

Prerequisites: ENGL-102 or ENGL-112 or ENGL-113

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ENGL- 418 Convergent Communication (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Defining and analyzing convergent medial practices in professional communication disciplines, industries and trades; exploring how convergence of print, video/audio and online media has influenced professional writing.

Prerequisite: take ENGL-218

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ENGL- 425 Usability Design And Testing (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Plan, design, and conduct tests, measure effectiveness and efficiency of written and online documents; examine methodology and application of usability testing to demonstrate its value and importance.

Prerequisite: take ENGL-415

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ENGL- 430 Writing For Content Management (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Concepts and practices of content management systems for the creation and production of technical communication both in print and online. Includes document workflow, globalization and translation of content for assembly of relevant documents. Uses case studies and client-based projects.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-215 or ENGL-415

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ENGL- 435 Writing Technical Manuals (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Production of a technical manual--planning procedure, collecting information, analyzing audience, writing and field testing.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-215 or ENGL-415

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ENGL- 437 Technical Writing Practicum (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Plan, write and produce a technical document for a client. Principles of document design, clear writing for a specific audience, methods of determining client needs, and methods of producing the final document.
Department consent

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ENGL- 440 Writer At Work Seminar (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to and practice in the professional side of creative writing, including but not limited to publication, reading, writers conferences and grant writing.
Instructor's consent

Prerequisite: take ENGL-342

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ENGL- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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ENGL- 471 Professional Communication Capstone (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Preparing to enter the job market in a professional communication field, both as a full-time employee and as a freelancer or consultant. Practical issues such as networking, self-employment, copyright and portfolio development. Production of a significant client-based capstone project.

Prerequisites: ENGL-102 or ENGL-112 or ENGL-113

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ENGL- 480 Seminar in Digital Humanities (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Research into and discussion of current and emerging issues in the digital humanities. Subject matter covered will vary to reflect the state of current research.

Prerequisite: Take ENGL-335

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ENGL- 495 Digital Humanities Capstone (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Development of student-initiated research project in the digital humanities over two semesters. Results in thesis in medium appropriate to topic.

Prerequisite: Take ENGL-335

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ENGL- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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ENGL- 512 Transnational Professional Communication (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theories and practical approaches to the global aspects of professional communication, including translation and cross-cultural visual communication. Apply cultural models in order to understand and address the needs of users and colleagues from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

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ENGL- 615 Technical Writing (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
On-the-job writing for business and industry; reports, letters and other documents.

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ENGL- 635 Writing Technical Manuals (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Production of a technical manual--planning procedure, collecting information, analyzing audience, writing and field testing.

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ENGL- 637 Technical Writing Practicum (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Plan, write and produce a technical document for a client. Principles of document design, clear writing for a specific audience, methods of determining client needs, and methods of producing the final document.
Department consent

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ENGL- 700 Theory and Research in Technical Communication (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theoretical concepts and research methods in technical and professional communication.

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ENGL- 712 Communicating in Multilingual Environments (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Language change, World Englishes, and writing systems in different languages. Theoretical approaches to negotiating language difference. Application of course topics to written communication in online, multilingual environments.

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ENGL- 720 Rhetorical Theory (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Classical and modern theories of rhetoric and rhetorical analysis.

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ENGL- 725 Advanced Usability (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
In-depth study of the principles, processes, and techniques of usability testing and evaluation.

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ENGL- 730 User-Centered Research for Technical Communicators (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Theories and practice of user-centered research in technical and professional communication. Emphasis on applying user-centered research methods in a variety of writing and communication contexts.

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ENGL- 735 Field Project in Technical and Professional Communication (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Completion of an original field project for business or industry, culminating in a deliverable for a client and a project report presented in a research project format.

Prerequisite: Take ENGL-700

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ENGL- 737 Technical and Professional Communication Portfolio (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Analysis and production of portfolios for use in academia and industry.

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ENGL- 740 Visual Rhetoric for Technical and Professional Communicators (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Rhetorical theory and technical communication research in document design and related visual communication principles. Strategies for designing documents, data displays, and other products used by technical communicators in the workplace.

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ENGL- 745 Communication Strategies for Emerging Media (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Emerging media and digital technologies as catalysts of cultural change, and how such changes have affected the way technical communicators write, share, and consume materials.

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ENGL- 750 Special Topics in TPC: Teaching Professional Communication: Theory and Practice (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Examination of scholarship and best practices for teaching professional communication. Focus on both face-to-face and online instruction.

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ENGL- 750 Special Topics: Qualitative Research in Technical and Professional Communications (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Exploration and application of qualitative research methods, including interviews, observation, coding and analysis, as well as research design, data collection and dissemination.

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ENGL- 750 Special Topics in Technical and Professional Communication (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
In-depth study of special topics in the field of technical and professional communication.

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ENGL- 750 Special Topics in Technical and Professional Communication (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Gender Theory in Communication and the Workplace. Examination of scholarship on gender theory and communication and how gendered communication including emotion affects office culture and work relationships.

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ENGL- 770 Technical and Professional Communication Thesis (1.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Selection, investigation, and completion of an original research project, culminating in a paper prepared according to thesis standards describing the problem investigated, literature review, methods, and interpretation of findings.
Instructor's consent

Prerequisite: Take ENGL-700

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ENGL- 799 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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