Masters Theses

Abstract

"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.

Advisor(s)

Malone, Edward A.

Committee Member(s)

Cummins, Elizabeth, 1939-
Wright, David

Department(s)

English and Technical Communication

Degree Name

M.S. in Technical Communication

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2011

Pagination

x, 252 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 2011 Elizabeth Marie Roberson, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

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

Thesis Number

T 9859

Print OCLC #

785219676

Electronic OCLC #

745438603

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