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    This course teaches students to analyze specific audiences and rhetorical situations in the design of large-scale websites, to apply the principles of information architecture to the creation of intuitive navigation systems and a seamless user experience, to learn how the extensible markup language (XML), hypertext markup language (XHTML), cascading style sheets (CSS) and client-side scripting languages (JavaScript) render Web pages and support the use of graphics, video, and other media, and to learn the basics of visual design and production as they relate to web photographs and graphic images.

    This course offers students a critical view of the technologies now shaping workplace communication and our society as a whole. Using perspectives from rhetorical studies, cultural studies, and the social sciences, we will examine the historical roots of communication technology and explore a number of economic and ethical issues spawned by the computer revolution.

    This graduate seminar will study theoretical constructs and issues that inform workplace professional communication. Inherently a multi-disciplinary activity, professional communication draws on theories from fields as different as the rhetoric of science, psychology, philosophy, sociology, cultural studies and linguistics. This term we will focus specifically on rhetoric, on the relationships between author, text and reader, and on philosophies of language as they apply to workplace communicative practice. The purpose of this seminar is to explore relevant theories in sufficient depth and detail to do justice to their complexity, and, at the same time to examine their applicability to professional communication. Students will be expected to comprehend and challenge these theories on their own terms as well as to understand their value.

    This is an experimental space to test the development of new online collaborative writing tools.