“The Language of Tech Comm: Teaching Technical Communication From a Humanities Perspective.”

On Tuesday, February 18, from 11-12 PM in Hall 102, the Communication Colloquium presents “The Language of Tech Comm: Teaching Technical Communication From a Humanities Perspective.”

LMC 3403: Technical Communication is a course that places an emphasis on workplace communication and that helps third- and fourth-year undergraduates learn strategies necessary for creating technical artifacts. In addition, the course helps students learn strategies for communicating with diverse audiences in technical and scientific fields. Although many of the instructors of this course have experience in the teaching of rhetoric, composition, and technical writing, they also often have scholarly backgrounds and interests in the humanities, such as literature and creative writing. In this event, three teachers will demonstrate how their humanities experiences serve to strengthen and enhance their pedagogy of technical communication, and they will illustrate how they make use of the humanities to help their students become effective communicators in a variety of technical and business settings. 


Liz Hutter: “Demystifying the ‘Technical’ in Technical Communication”

Joy Robinson: “21st Century Tools in the Technical Communication Classroom”

Andy Frazee: “A Humanistic Rationale for Teaching Business Communication”

Refreshments will be served.

Britt Fellows who are interested in teaching Tech Comm in the future are especially welcome. See you there!

Colloquium draft(1)


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Christine Hoffmann

About Christine Hoffmann

Christine Hoffmann (PhD University of Arkansas, MFA Art Institute of Chicago) studies the shifting standards for credibility and utility that develop inside post-Gutenberg and post-digital rhetorical environments. Her scholarly work has been published in College Literature, the CEA Critic, PLL, the CEA Forum and, somewhat randomly, Slayage: the Online Journal of Buffy Studies. A few short stories can be found in Make magazine, Eclectica and Loose Change. She also blogs regularly on TECHStyle, the forum for digital pedagogy and research by the Georgia Tech Brittain Fellows. Christine looks forward to connecting the teaching of multimodal composition to her research into rhetorics of struggle, cultures of collecting, and the advantages of copious expression.
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