Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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ENGL& 235 - Introduction to Technical Communication

Credits: 5
Focuses on the varied genres, rhetorical situations, and work patterns of technical communication across an array of professional and academic contexts. 

Enrollment Requirement: ENGL& 101  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Basic Skills/Communication
Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Create both individual and collaborative projects that demonstrate knowledge of purpose, audience, topic, writer’s identity, context, and genre as it realtes to technical and professional communication.

  2. Experiment with New Media for projects that call for digital communication, with specific attention paid to purpose, audience, topic, writer, and context.

  3. Evaluate style, form, convention, and information design, both in one’s work and the work of others.

  4. Apply reseach processes and use appropriate resources based on need, circumstance, and type of inquiry to provide sound evidence and support for projects.

  5. Design and produce communications that include visuals that are accurate, ethical, and accessible and from which more than one audience can extract the information quicky and easily.

  6. Reflect on how individuals’ diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds, as well as varying levels of expertise, influence how students understand technical communications and professional writing. 

Program Outcomes
Produce effective written communication, which demonstrates critical thinking; writing and research processes; and knowledge of genres for workplace, expository, or research writing.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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