WRIT 671

Technical Communication Theory and Research Seminar

4 Graduate credits
Effective March 22, 2000 – May 3, 2021

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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: WRIT 671 is restricted to graduate students admitted into the Master of Technical Communication program; contact Dr. Victoria Sadler at Victoria.sadler@metrostate.edu for more information.

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

Fall 2020

Section Title Instructor
50 Technical Communication Theory and Research Seminar Layne, Alexandra Marie Books Course details