"This thesis provides a written record of the history of technical communication instruction at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). Beginning with the school's inception in 1871 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy (MSM) through to the year 2005, I have examined course catalogs and department files and conducted interviews to provide an overview of the evolution of technical communication instruction at this institution. To better understand this evolution, I have also provided a framework for the development of the English department from a single course in 1871 to the current Department of English and Technical Communication. In addition to recording the history of technical communication instruction at Missouri S&T, I have conducted research on the history of technical communication instruction at colleges and universities similar to Missouri S&T. This research involved reading literature on the history of technical communication instruction at these similar universities. I also read literature on the influences of technical communication instruction in general. This research allowed me to contextualize the evolution of technical communication instruction at Missouri S&T within the appropriate framework of technical communication instruction at similar colleges and universities in the United States and to contribute a case study to the developing research of the history of the teaching of technical communication in the United States"--Abstract, page iii.
Malone, Edward A.
Cummins, Elizabeth, 1939-
English and Technical Communication
M.S. in Technical Communication
Missouri University of Science and Technology
x, 252 pages
© 2011 Elizabeth Marie Roberson, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Communication of technical information -- Case studies
Communication of technical information -- History
Curriculum change -- History -- United States
School of Mines and Metallurgy -- History
University of Missouri -- History
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Link to Catalog Recordhttp://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b8530910~S5
Roberson, Elizabeth Marie, "The history of technical communication instruction at Missouri University of Science and Technology: the evolution of a curriculum" (2011). Masters Theses. 6841.