Course Information

ENGL/JOUR 4830-8836 Technical Communication

ASH 145 | 6:00-8:40 p.m.


Course Website

All course materials are available on this course website, except for readings, which are available on Blackboard.


Instructor Information

ASH 189 D (main English office) 554-3312

Office Hours: M 3:30-5:30; W 10:00-1:00 and by appointment


Required Texts & Materials

Strategies for Technical Communication,Laura J. Gurak & John M. Lannon, Longman, 2009

Terrarium, Scott Russell Sanders, Indiana University Press, 1985

Both books are available from the UNO bookstore or

Welcome to the Technical Communication Course Website for Fall 2010.

Course Description

This course emphasizes the interpretative and problem-solving processes associated with producing effective technical documents as a part of a community of practice. Students will study the practices, genres, audiences, and situations related to professional settings, the contexts in which writing occurs, the processes involved in individual and collaborative projects, and the production of technical documents. This course is a required course for both technical communication certificates.


Graduate Certificate
in Technical Communication

Where accurate content meets creative design