Professional Writing and Technical Communication

University of Massachusetts Amherst

English 382

This course serves as the capstone for the Professional Writing and Technical Communication Certificate. As such, the course has two aims: professionalization and specialization.

Students will participate in mock interviews, workshop their professional portfolios, and learn about careers in technical writing and information technology from working professionals. The course will also provide students with directed opportunities to explore the theory and practice of particular kinds of writing and technology (e.g., report writing, grant proposals, speechwriting, voiceovers, integration with video and film, web site development). Each student will present a significant report on a topic related to technology, communication, and culture. Prereq.: ENGL 381 (which may be taken concurrently), junior or senior status and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Toomey.

David Toomey |
office hours: Bartlett 481
syllabus (PDF)

Spring 2017 (Toomey)
Spring 2012 course website (Solberg)