Are you a student at UT, looking for a summer course? I'm teaching one. Here's a very brief description:
Organizations use all sorts of texts. They don’t always go together. But somehow they usually work together anyway, in complex ecologies.Sometimes they don’t.If you go into an organization, watch people work, talk to them, and take pictures, you can find out why. Model the problems. And then fix them.That’s what my summer class is about.
RHE 330c: Designing Text Ecologies (Unique ID 87500)Summer 2010M-F 10-11:30
I'm always enthusiastic about the classes I teach, but that's especially true for this one. Students learn to design and conduct basic field research, use powerful analytical techniques to systematically study how organizations circulate texts and knowledge, and intervene to fine-tune or at least improve the system. I've been teaching variations of this course since 2001. If you're a UT undergrad looking for a summer course, and this description seems even remotely interesting, drop me a line and I'll be happy to discuss it.