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UNDERGRADUATE COURSES:

Eng 095 - General Skills in English as a Second Language (4.5-1-5)
Pre-requisite: None. Intended for students in need of extensive practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English prior to enrolling in HSS 099S. Effective From: Spring 2009

Eng 200 - Communicating in Organizations (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Allows students to understand the need for writing in an information-based corporate culture. Students write intensively in a variety of forms for a variety of audiences. Attention is given to editing, graphic design, communications ethics, and desktop publishing. At the conclusion of the course, students prepare a portfolio of their work. Effective From: Spring 2009

Eng 301 - Advocacy and the Law (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Eng 300, SS 300, HUM 101 and two from among HUM 102, HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents. Offers opportunities to explore the retrieval and use of legal and law-related materials while developing skills in oral advocacy and in writing persuasive legal documents, such as motion memoranda and briefs. Includes learning to listen to participants in the legal process as well as developing effective styles and forms of speech in the classroom. Effective Until: Fall 2004

Eng 302 - Communication Theory (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. This course will introduce students to communication theory and practice. The course begins with a review of contemporary communication theory. After covering five selected theories--semiotic, visual, cultural, social, and reception--students will be required to apply a selected theory to a computer-mediated case study. Students will also be required to perform a collaborative field study. Through the course, students will be expected to read critically, to research peer-reviewed sources thoroughly, to present effective oral briefings, and to write analytic reports. Effective From: Spring 2009

Eng 333 - Cybertext (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Through theoretical readings and electronic research, students explore and compare information structuring in print and digital media, particularly how digital technology influences the dynamics of text. Interactivity, visual communication and developments in the realm of cybernetics are addressed in the course. Materials presented in creative, technical and commercial areas were studied. Effective From: Spring 2009

Eng 336 - Advanced Composition (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Involves composing in-depth, persuasive research essays designed to address the aims of discourse (expressive, referential, literary, and persuasive), using current media tools (text, graphics, audio, animaation and video) and venues (print and electronic), in several iterations. Effective From: Spring 2009

Eng 339 - Practical Journalism (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. A descriptive and analytic survey of news systems. Assignments include practice in writing straight news items, sports writing, feature writing, science writing, interviewing, and editing?with emphasis on understanding methods. The survey of printed and broadcast news systems includes the influence of technological, economic, legal, ethical, and historical factors. Effective From: Spring 2009

Eng 340 - Oral Presentations (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Instruction and practice in effective oral presentations. Students deliver a wide range of presentations adapted to the needs of a variety of audiences. Topics include voice and diction, presentation skills, the effective use of visual aids, reporting technical mate-rial and audience analysis. Effective From: Spring 2009

Eng 346 - Journalism in American History (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Explores how the media - defined as print as well as electronic media (television, radio and online modes of communication)have influenced different events and social movements at various points in time. Topics will include the role of William Randolph Hearst's newspapers in creating support for the Spanish-American War; press coverage of the women's suffrage movement; the role of television in ending the Vietnam war. Effective From: Spring 2011

Eng 347 - Technical, Professional and Scientific Writing for Publication (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with samples from significant technical, professional and scientific writing, sharpen skills in identifying theses and the major supporting elements in these works, while making judgments on their contributions. In addition, students will be required to demonstrate their ability to do the necessary research to integrate related sources other than the assigned texts. Effective From: Fall 2010

Eng 348 - Literary Journalism (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Students will read and analyze the works of literary journalists from the 18th century to the present day. Close reading and analytical writing as well as some journalistic writing. Effective From: Fall 2009

Eng 349 - Advanced Journalism Skills (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Through hands-on writing and reporting supervised by the instructor, students learn competencies needed in various journalistic specialties. Special focus on how to cover science and technology, social issues, culture and the arts, sports, business and consumer news. Particular emphasis on copy-editing. Effective From: Spring 2009

Eng 350 - The Newsroom (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Students will work closely with the university's newspaper advisor in order to write news and feature stories, commentaries and critiques for publication in the university newspaper, The Vector. Students will finish the course with a portfolio of work that they can present to prospective employers or graduate schools. This is an advanced journalism course. Effective From: Fall 2009

Eng 351 - Online Journalism (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. A study of how news is covered on the World Wide Web, and the impact of online news on society and politics. History of news online. Differences between print, broadcast and online-what are the strengths and weaknesses inherent to each medium? Analysis of the websites of different news organizations-from the New York Times to CNN to special interest e-zines to blogs. Effective From: Spring 2009

Eng 352 - Technical Writing (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. An advanced writing course. Combines current theory with actual practice to prepare students as technical writers. Analyze complex communication situations and design appropriate responses through tasks that involve problem solving, rhetorical theory, document design, oral presentations, writing teams, audience awareness, ethical considerations, and gender equity issues. Effective From: Spring 2009

Eng 353 - Composing Documents for Print (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Explores information structuring via print and digital media; how computer technology has influenced the ways in which information is presented in modern culture. Focuses on the optimal ways to prepare and present information for technical and commercial use. Important concepts such as visual literacy and effective design are discussed and addressed. Effective From: Spring 2009

Eng 353A - Electronic Publishing Lab (0-3-2)
Prerequisites: HUM 101, and two from among HUM 102, HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents; Eng 352 and Eng 353. Seminar and laboratory-based course designed for PTC majors; open to others with appropriate backgrounds and interests and permission of instructor. Follow up of Eng 353, explores information structuring via digital media, and how computer technology has influenced the ways in which information is presented in contemporary culture. Through guided interactive research, present information for technical and commercial use. Projects involve use of html editors, graphical software, and NJIT networks. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 354 - Composing Documents for the Web (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Seminar and laboratory-based course designed for BA/BS majors; open to others with appropriate backgrounds and interests and permission of instructor. Follow up of Eng 353, explores information structuring via digital media, and how computer technology has influenced the ways in which information is presented in contemporary culture. Through guided interactive research, presents information for technical, commercial, and artistic use. Projects involve use of HTML editors, NJIT networks, and graphical and animation software. Effective From: Spring 2009

Eng 355 - Television News Writing and Production (3-1-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. This course consists of lectures and hands-on practice with the basics of television news writing and production and a field trip to a television station. After learning the fundamentals, the class will then begin its own news production by refining the video taped "packages" and integrating them into a studio newscast they will write and produce while guided by the instructor and with technical support from the staff of Instructional Technology and Media Services. The semester culminates in a final program that can be delivered to the campus community through ITMS's cable network. Effective From: Spring 2009

Eng 356 - Technical Writing in Distributed Environments (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 101 and two from among HUM 102, HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents. Prepare distance-learning students to communicate technical information in collaborative computer systems. Uses both real-time and asynchronous communication tools in tasks that involve problem solving, rhetoric, information design, writing teams, audience awareness, and ethical considerations. ENG 356 will satisfy the ENG 352 Technical Writing requirement for distance learning students whose academic majors require ENG 352. Effective From: Fall 2003 Until: Summer1 2004

Eng 360 - Collaborative Communication: Community and Global Perspectives (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. The central focus is on the challenge for cooperative communication to solve local and global problems. Examines how technological advances have altered the way we gather resources to solve problems. Today's information is too vast, too diverse, and changes too rapidly to be used to solve social dynamics problems in traditional ways. Using the resources of all available technology--e-mail, video conferencing, satellite communications, etc.--the goal is to bring all stakeholders together in order to build consensus and/or solve problems. Effective From: Spring 2009

Eng 364 - Theory of Rhetoric (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Examines theories of rhetoric from ancient to contemporary times. Special attention is paid to Aristotle, Peter Ramus, James Kinneavy, Walter Ong, and -Jurgen Habermas. Focuses on the ways in which theories inform the practice of communication. In the course project, students design and conduct field research based on rhetorical theory. Effective From: Spring 2009

Eng 369 - Creative Writing (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Focuses on the complexities of creating literary texts. Analyzes student writing in genres such as fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and drama. Considers these genres from theoretical perspectives. Topics include character development, plot, dia-logue; meter, rhyme, figurative language; audience analysis, ethos, and narrative theory. Students write, edit and critique their own work with the aim of publication. Effective From: Spring 2009

Eng 490 - Co-op Work Experience I (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Approval of the department, and permission of the Office of Cooperative Education and Internships. Students gain major-related work experience and reinforcement of their academic program. Work assignments are facilitated and approved by the co-op office. Requires mandatory participation in seminars and completion of a report. Note: Normal grading applies to this COOP Experience Effective From: Spring 2013

Eng 491 - Co-op Work Experience II (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Approval of the department, and permission of the Office of Cooperative Education and Internships. Students gain major-related work experience and reinforcement of their academic program. Work assignments are facilitated and approved by the co-op office. Requires mandatory participation in seminars and completion of a report. Note: Normal grading applies to this COOP Experience Effective From: Spring 2013

Eng 496 - Senior Project-Communication and Media (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Intended for Communication and Media majors only. For professional and technical communication majors only. Provides students with a capstone experience. Offers PTC students the opportunity to enhance their understanding of communication through their integration of skills and knowledge gained in prior courses. The resultant research thesis or field project, of substantial length and originality, represents the culmination of the undergraduate disciplinary experience. Utilizing both a seminar and workshop approach, entails intense and sustained collaboration between student and instructor, and cooperation among students. Effective From: Spring 2009

R350:254 - Literature and Politics in the Third World (3)
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GRADUATE COURSES:

Eng 500 - English for International Graduate Students I (3 credits)
Practice in listening and conversational English for students whose native language is not English. Level: Low Intermediate Effective Until: Fall 2011

Eng 502 - English for International Graduate Students (3 credits)
Practice in writing to improve sentence structure, grammar, vocabulary, and organization. For technical writing, see Eng 541. Level: High Intermediate.

Eng 503 - Advanced English for International Teaching Assistants (3 credits)
Practice in public speaking for international TAs and other international students who want to improve their oral presentation skills. Also covers teaching techniques and pronunciation. Level: Advanced.

Eng 505 - Advanced Spoken English for International Graduate Students (3 credits)
Designed to improve English pronunciation; accent reduction. Level: Advanced.

Eng 507 - Advanced Conversation and American Culture (3 credits)
Practice in conversation in English at an advanced level. The goal is to help students gain the cultural knowledge and speaking skills to increase participation in American life. Level: Advanced.

Eng 521 - Technical Written and Oral Communication (3 credits)
Develops skill in oral and written technical communication on a professional level. Three areas are emphasized: 1) analyzing professional and technical communication situations; 2) achieving clear, effective oral and written communication; and 3) developing awareness of variations in professional communication across cultures. For some assignments, students will work on projects from courses in their own fields. The approach is practical; course format is that of a workshop. Non-native speakers of English may take this course.

Eng 598 - Special Topics in ESL: Understanding Research Articles in Information Systems (3 credits)
Develops skills in reading journal articles in Information Systems efficiently and with understanding. Includes practice in writing about journal articles. Helpful for CIS 675 and CIS 677.

Eng 599 - University Teaching Methods/Communication Skills (3 credits)
Provides ideas, strategies, and techniques to help teaching assistants with their teaching assignments and to enhance their professional communication and interpersonal skills. Includes practical information on classroom management, the culture of the American classroom, diversity issues, and leadership skills. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 601 - Advanced Professional and Technical Communication (3 credits)
Provides the foundation and direction for all Professional and Technical Communication coursework. This course introduces students to the profession and the academic discipline of technical/professional communication. Modules include bibliographic research; usability analysis; working in teams; report writing; visual thinking; communicating with new technologies; and technical writing style. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 603 - Cultural and Technological Change (3 credits)
Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 601. Examines the complex ways in which technology constructs and is constructed by society, with emphasis on interrelationships between technology and communication. Discussions focus on how technological change is expressed in social and political movements, literature, art, architecture, and philosophy and how they, in turn, influence the future direction of technology. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 604 - Communication Theory and Research (3 credits)
Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 601 . Reviews the major theories of communication and provides strategies for research in the field of Professional and Technical Communication. The course focuses on these research methods: problem statement and hypothesis formulation derived from theory; research design and data generation; existing information sources and their acquisition; and analytic techniques. Students develop analytic methods necessary to create a well-considered thesis proposal. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 605 - Elements of Visual Design (3 credits)
Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 601 . Provides an understanding of and competency in the visual presentation of information. Course integrates theories of design, techniques of composition, and technologies of electronic and print publishing. Modules include both design principles and hands-on practice in visual literacy, layout and design, and graphic tools. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 606 - Advanced Online Design (3 credits)
Prerequisites: Eng 605 Elements of Visual Design. This course will focus on online visual communication strategies and community building. The course will cover: multimedia, usability heuristics, navigation theory, contemporary design practices and online community building. Students will be required to create a multidimensional online community and to participate in team-building by collaborating on the MSPTC newsletter. Effective Until: Summer 2005

Eng 610 - Creating Hypertext: User and Task Analysis (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENG 605 or equivalent . Covers the complex tasks needed to create nonlinear material: audience assessment, task analysis, scenario development, and evaluation. Students complete the life cycle of planning, implementing, testing and revising a nonlinear writing project. This is a writing intensive course that focuses on creating effective goal-oriented online products. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 612 - Theory and Practice of Text Encoding (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENG 605 or equivalent . In the beginning, IBM created "Script," a series of low-level commands that formatted text on a page. Then came Generalized Markup Language (GML) a series of macros for Script. Today we have Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Extensible Markup Language (XML), all of which rely on the same basic concepts. Students will learn XHTML in order to gain a solid understanding of the theory of text encoding, while looking into the past (when technical writers wrote the code behind the text) and into the future (when VoiceXML enables unified messaging in a single interface). Each student will also create a website. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 613 - Multimedia Presentations (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENG 605 or equivalent . There are many ways to create presentations with short films, voice recordings, animations, photos, graphics, narrative, etc. The presentations can 'live' in a variety of ways - on the web, on CD, doing the email rounds, or appearing at a formal board meeting. We will experiment with as many multimedia programs as possible and during our experimentation we will uncover the bugs that go along with making multimedia presentations. We will also consider the balance between content and style - how much is TOO much? Each student will create several presentations. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 620 - Proposal Writing (3 credits)
Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 601 . Provides an understanding of and practice in proposal writing for corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Students build skills to create a range of persuasive documents including proposals for research grants, responses to requests for proposal, and government proposals. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 622 - Working in Teams (3 credits)
Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 601 . Uses case studies and simulations to provide both the theoretical foundations and the hands-on practice needed to work effectively in and among heterogeneous corporate groups. Includes collaborative writing, interviewing, and conflict resolution, and computer-mediated group work. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 624 - Professional and Technical Editing (3 credits)
Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 601 . Presents the theory and practice of editing professional and technical writing. Topics include correctness and conciseness, hard copy and on-line editing, editing graphics, document management, editor-author relationships, and ethical considerations in editing. Students edit writing samples from a variety of technical fields. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 626 - Hypertext Design Studio (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENG 605 or equivalent. Integrates language, image, linking and thinking in a studio approach to advanced HTML projects. Students work in computer laboratory with instructor on designing individual projects using current audio and video design applications. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 631 - Communication and Environmental Problem Solving (3 credits)
Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 601. Develops critical thinking on ecological issues for problem solving by integrating technical information, human values, and communication with environmental change. Students combine theory, research and models, case studies, visual thinking, and scientific inquiry for application in individual decision-making course project. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 632 - Content Management, Manuals and On-Line Help (3 credits)
Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENG 601. The three skills that technical writers most often need are an ability to elicit information from recalcitrant SMEs (Subject Matter Experts), the ability to put this information on paper(user manuals) and the ability to put it online in a Help system. This class will focus on the development of skills and abilities that will enable Help system developers to gather, translate and manage information for end users. Students will use theory and practical applications such as RoboHelp and Forehelp to develop an on-line Help module in this course. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 640 - Health Communication (3-0-3)
This course will focus on the use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions regarding health. The course will cover: the multidimensional nature of health communication, research in health communication, behavioral theories in health communication, rhetorical theories in health communication, legal and ethical concerns in health communication, the communication of risk and uncertainty, and the design of health campaigns. Students will be required to (a) research and prepare a health communication strategy for use in a specific context and (b) to design an accompanying print or hypertext document to be used in that context. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 642 - Corporate Communication (3 credits)
Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 601 . Develops communication skills for modern global corporate and business markets. Business documents may include mission/vision statements, business plans, financial statements/plans, marketing plans, and corporate policies and procedures. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 650 - Web Based Training Design (3 credits)
Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 601 and ENG 605 . Web-based Training (WBT) is at the forefront of the recent 'e-learning' boom. However, while WBT use is on the rise, specific skills and tools are required to ensure a successful WBT implementation. Based on proven instructional design concepts, this course provides the student with the skills necessary to create effective web-based training programs. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 698 - Selected Topics in Professional and Technical Communication (3 credits)
Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 601 Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 700 - Project in Professional and Technical Communication (3 credits)
Prerequisites: approval of graduate advisor, and completion of core courses. Demonstrates ability to conceive and execute an extended writing project with professional graphics and to make an oral and visual presentation of the work. Based on experiential research (internship, co-op, work experience) student submits a proposal, develops a project (e.g., guidebook, manual, online documentation, website, video, CD-ROM) and completes a paper describing the theory and methodology supporting the project application. With graduate advisor, student selects a faculty advisor, faculty reviewer, and external reviewer. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 701 - Thesis in Professional and Technical Communication (6 credits)
Prerequisites: approval of graduate advisor; completion of core courses. Demonstrates ability to conceive and execute an extended writing project with professional graphics and to make an oral and visual presentation of the work. The completed written thesis should warrant publication in a technical journal. Thesis Committee consists of program-approved faculty advisor, one other faculty member, and external reviewer. A student must register continuously for a minimum of 3 credits per semester until thesis in completed. Total will be limited to 6 credits. Effective Until: Fall 2005

Eng 725 - Independent Study in Professional and Technical Communication (3 credits)
Prerequisite: approval of graduate advisor and supervising faculty.Allows development of areas of specialization for Master's Project or for areas of study in communication in which one or more students may be interested but which are not of sufficiently broad interest to warrant a regular course offering. Effective Until: Fall 2005