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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 335 Technical Writing for Designers

5 credits

Students will learn to convey written technical information in appropriate formats for various audiences. They will learn how to gather information, document sources, edit and format writing, and collaborate in order to produce effective technical communications. An emphasis will be placed on refining research skills.

Prerequisites: Admission to BTAD program or instructor permission.

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Communication.

This course teaches to the global outcome of Information Literacy.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Analyze writing at the sentence and paragraph level in order to choose effective revision strategies
  • Produce writing that is correct, clear, professional, and stylistically effective
  • Use formatting and graphics to enhance the clarity of communication
  • Employ a wide range of editing skills to take writing through stages of revision
  • Produce writing appropriate to various technical situations, including online help, user manuals, technical manuals, training materials, business papers and reports
  • Research, integrate, and document information required for various technical projects
  • Produce writing that adheres to academic and professional ethical standards
  • Produce writing that communicates effectively to diverse, multicultural audiences
  • Work collaboratively to produce effective technical communication
  • Complete a technical writing project related to the student’s particular professional interests

Total Hours: 50 Lecture Hours: 50