FAST–TRACK DOCTORAL PROGRAM
TEXTS & TECHNOLOGY PH.D.

Total Credit Hours Required:
42 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master’s Degree
Core Courses 12 cr
Research Methods 3 cr
Internship & Practicum 6 cr
Electives 18 cr
Doctoral Research 3 cr
Dissertation 15 cr
57 cr *

*Up to 15 cr may be waived for approved coursework.

The Texts & Technology Ph.D. program requires a minimum of 42 credit hours beyond the master’s degree. At least 3 credit hours must be in ENC 7919 Doctoral Research and at least 15 credit hours must be in ENC 7980 Dissertation. Up to 15 credit hours may be waived for work completed at the master’s level or above, subject to review and approval by the Texts & Technology program director. These credits may be waived from the program requirements.

Core Courses (12 credits)
• ENG 6800 Introduction to Texts and Technology (3 credit hours)
• ENG 6810 Theories of Texts and Technology (3 credit hours)
• ENG 6801 Texts and Technology in History (3 credit hours)
• DIG 6836 Design and Development for Texts and Technology (3 credit hours)
Research Methods (3 credits)
• ENG 6812 Research Methods for Texts and Technology (3 credit hours)
• DIG 6825 Research Methods for Digital Media (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6720 Research Methods in Rhetoric and Composition (3 credit hours)
• HIS 6159 Historiography (3 credit hours)
Internship and Practicum (6 credits)
• ENG 6813 Teaching Online in Texts and Technology (3 credit hours)
• ENG 6947 Internship in Texts and Technology (3 credit hours)
Electives (18 credits)
Listed below are suggested courses in various Areas of Specialization. These course groupings are mere guides, are not exhaustive, and are meant to assist with advising and course selection in order to meet the individual student’s educational goals and objectives. The lists are not intended to restrict elective choices among focus areas as we strongly encourage Texts and Technology students to maintain an interdisciplinary approach to their doctoral education. Please contact the program office if you are interested in seeking approval to take another graduate level course to satisfy elective credit.
Digital Humanities
• DIG 5137 Information Architecture (3 credit hours)
• DIG 6546 Previsualization and Concept Development (3 credit hours)
• DIG 6647 Science and Technology of Dynamic Media (3 credit hours)
• ENC 5225 Theory and Practice of Document Usability (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6426 Visual Texts and Technology (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6428 Rhetoric of Digital Literacy (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6939 Topics in Texts and Technology (may be repeated for credit) (3 credit hours)
• ENG 6806 Digital Editing and Databases (3 credit hours)
• ENG 6808 Narrative Information Visualization (3 credit hours)
• ENG 6811 Cultural Contexts in Texts and Technology (3 credit hours)
• ENG 6814 Gender in Texts and Technology (3 credit hours)
• ENG 6948 Teaching Practicum in Texts and Technology (3 credit hours)
• FIL 5800 Research Methods in Film and Digital Media (3 credit hours)
• PHI 5665 Knowledge, Responsibility and Society (3 credit hours)
• PHI 6679 Digital Ethics (3 credit hours)
• PHM 5035 Environmental Philosophy (3 credit hours)
• THE 5545 Theatre for Social Change (3 credit hours)
• TPP 5248C Storytelling as a Theatrical Art Form (3 credit hours)
• WST 5347 Research in Women and Gender Studies (3 credit hours)
• WST 5601 Theories in Gender Studies (3 credit hours)
Digital Media
• DIG 5137 Information Architecture (3 credit hours)
• DIG 5487 Principles of Visual Language (3 credit hours)
• DIG 6136 Design for New Media (3 credit hours)
• DIG 6432 Transmedia Story Creation (3 credit hours)
• DIG 6812 Digital Interaction for Informal Learning (3 credit hours)
• DIG 6546 Previsualization and Concept Development (3 credit hours)
• DIG 6605 Physical Computing (3 credit hours)
• DIG 6647 Science and Technology of Digital Media (required) (3 credit hours)
• ENC 5225 Theory and Practice of Document Usability (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6296 Writing and Designing Online Help Systems (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6428 Rhetoric of Digital Literacy (3 credit hours)
• ENG 6808 Narrative Information Visualization (3 credit hours)
• PHI 6679 Digital Ethics (3 credit hours)
Public History
• AMH 5378 History of Technology (3 credit hours)
• AMH 5636 Colloquium in U.S. Environmental History (3 credit hours)
• AMH 6346 Seminar in the History of American Automobility (3 credit hours)
• AMH 6429 Seminar in Community and Local History (3 credit hours)
• AMH 6592 Seminar in Oral History (3 credit hours)
• ENG 6808 Narrative Information Visualization (3 credit hours)
• HIS 5067 Introduction to Public History (3 credit hours)
• HIS 5083 Cultural Heritage Management (3 credit hours)
• HIS 5925 History in the Digital Age (3 credit hours)
• HIS 6068 Seminar in Documentary Editing and New Media (3 credit hours)
• HIS 6096 Seminar in Historic Preservation (3 credit hours)
• HIS 6165 Digital Tools for Historians (3 credit hours)
• HIS 6942 Public History Internship (3 credit hours)
• PHI 6679 Digital Ethics (3 credit hours)
Rhetoric and Composition
• ENC 5337 Rhetorical Theory (3 credit hours)
• ENC 5705 Theory and Practice in Composition (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6245 Teaching Professional Writing (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6332 Gendered Rhetoric (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6333 Contemporary Rhetoric and Composition Theory (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6335 Rhetorical Traditions (required) (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6338 The Rhetorics of Public Debate (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6339 Rhetorical Movements (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6428 Rhetoric of Digital Literacy (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6712 Studies in Literacy and Writing (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6740 Topics in Rhetoric and Composition (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6945 Community Literacy Practicum (3 credit hours)
• ENG 6808 Narrative Information Visualization (3 credit hours)
• ENG 6811 Cultural Contexts in Texts and Technology (3 credit hours)
• PHI 6679 Digital Ethics (3 credit hours)
Scientific and Technical Communication
• ENC 6261 Technical Writing: Theory and Practice (required) (3 credit hours)
• ENC 5225 Theory and Practice of Document Usability (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6217 Technical Editing (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6292 Project Management for Technical Writers (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6297 Production and Publication Methods (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6296 Writing and Designing Online Help Systems (3 credit hours)
• ENC 6425 Hypertext Theory and Design (3 credit hours)
• ENG 6074 Historical Movements in Literary, Cultural and Textual Theory (3 credit hours)
• ENG 6078 Contemporary Movements in Literary, Cultural and Textual Theory (3 credit hours)
• ENG 6808 Narrative Information Visualization (3 credit hours)
• LIT 6435 Rhetoric of Science (3 credit hours)
• LIT 6936 Studies in Literary, Cultural and Textual Theory (3 credit hours)
• PHI 6679 Digital Ethics (3 credit hours)