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TCID 671 Technical Communication Theory and Research Seminar

This course surveys scholarship in the field of technical communication. Research examined includes theoretical works, scholarship drawn from the empirical study of particular sites, and practically-oriented publications (designed to address issues of relevance for practicing professionals). Prerequisite: enrollment in a graduate program.

Special information

Prerequisite: Graduate status. Note: Formerly known as WRIT 671. TCID 671 is restricted to graduate students admitted into the Master of Technical Communication program; contact Dr. Victoria Sadler at for more information.
4 Graduate credits

Effective May 4, 2021 to August 14, 2022

Learning outcomes


  • Familiarize themselves with the rich academic and professional literature of technical communication
  • Practice locating, evaluating, and using technical communication literature
  • Challenge the major theoretical underpinnings of the field
  • Understand how scholarship impacts practitioners as well as the very real way that practice influences scholarship
  • Undertake advanced theoretical research in an effort to expand, explore, or enhance the field of technical communication