MA in English: Rhetoric & Technical Communication Emphasis

About

Please note: this program is not currently accepting new applications.

The Rhetoric & Technical Communication Program provides students with theoretical and applied knowledge in academic, professional, and technical discourses. You’ll explore interrelationships between rhetoric and technical communication within social, technological, and cultural contexts. You’ll be prepared for a career in the public or private sector, as well as for further study in a doctoral program. This is an excellent option if you are looking to transition into a professional career, continue developing your rhetoric and writing skills, or develop your teaching skills in writing and technical communication.

For further information or questions, please contact Kate Crane at kcrane4@ewu.edu or 509.359.6542.

Curriculum & Requirements

English with an Emphasis in Rhetoric and Technical Communication (MA)

Kate Crane, Program Director
509.359.6542

Program Core
ENGL 511COMPOSITION PEDAGOGIES: THEORIES AND PRACTICES5
ENGL 520SEMINAR IN RESEARCH METHODS AND DESIGN5
ENGL 564PEDAGOGICAL GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION5
ENGL 573HISTORY OF RHETORIC5
or ENGL 575 CONTEMPORARY RHETORICAL THEORIES
ENGL 600THESIS1-12
or ENGL 601 PROFESSIONAL ESSAY
or ENGL 590 PORTFOLIO CAPSTONE
Internship–students choose an internship appropriate to their discipline–as determined by the program director.5
INTERNSHIP: TEACHING COMPOSITION
INTERNSHIP: TEACHING LITERATURE
INTERNSHIP: TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
INTERNSHIP: PROFESSIONAL WRITING
INTERNSHIP: WRITER'S CENTER
Rhetoric and Technical Communication
ENGL 503INFORMATION DESIGN5
ENGL 568TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION: PRACTICE, THEORY AND PEDAGOGY5
ENGL 573HISTORY OF RHETORIC (must differ from the rhetoric course taken to complete core requirements)5
or ENGL 575 CONTEMPORARY RHETORICAL THEORIES
Choose three from the following15
INSTRUCTIONS AND PROCEDURES
USABILITY
PROPOSAL WRITING
EDITING IN TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION
CONTENT MANAGEMENT
Total Credits60

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing the MA in ENGL Rhetoric and Technical Communications should be able to:

  1. Employ appropriate research methods for graduate level writing projects
  2. Produce texts that conform to the conventions of academic or professional writing 
  3. Document reflective practice in conjunction with academic writing or teaching
  4. Communicate complex information to a variety of users
  5. Create instructional materials for a variety of users
  6. Design rhetorically effective user-centered documents for a variety of users 

Contact Us

For information regarding the MA in Rhetoric & Technical Communication please contact:

Kate Crane

Assistant Professor; RTC Program Director