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Charles R. Sheaffer
T C 498
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Special topics in technical communication to be offered occasionally by permanent or visiting faculty members.

Class description

Emergent Functions of Metaphor: Relation of metaphor to the flow of information, including applications of metaphor to research, design, and communication.

Student learning goals

Familiarity with major theories of metaphor from philosophy, linguistics, and cognitive science (including recent findings on the centrality of metaphor to human cognition).

Applications of metaphor to the achievement of clarity across contexts (with particular attention to human-computer interaction and organizational coherence).

General method of instruction

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Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Charles R. Sheaffer
Date: 05/15/2008