Lit 6934


Lit 6934 Practicum in Teaching Professional and Technical Communication

Spring 2018 Tuesdays 3:30 – 6:15 PM CPR 202

Instructors: Dr. Lisa Meloncon (see Contact Lisa on office hours and other ways to contact me)

Course Goals

We have three goals

  • content: understanding the field of technical and professional communication (both the academic field and the practitioner field)
  • teaching and learning: the approaches to teaching the service course at USF, which also applies to similar courses across the nation
  • instruction: learn how to build a course (from readings to assessment) and talk about your course decision  in  informed ways

Student Learning Outcomes

  • describe the basic goals of technical and professional communication and the theoretical connection to service course
  • create  instructional materials, including assignments, activities, lesson plans, assessment instruments, and syllabi
  • demonstrate knowledge of teaching technical communication
  • create textbook materials to support instruction of the service courses

Course Description

The Practicum in Teaching Professional and Technical Communication is designed for students who want to gain theoretical knowledge for and practical application of teaching in PTC, which is the fastest growing segment of English studies. In the course, we will work toward an understanding of what PTC is in the academy and more importantly, the role of PTC programs in preparing students for life outside of the academy.  You’ll expand your teaching abilities and gain a deeper understanding of course and curriculum building, which are valuable skills for the job market.

This is one of two required courses the the Professional and Technical Communication Graduate Certificate. (You can enroll  through USF’s Innovative Education (InEd) Office)