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ENGL& 235 Technical Writing

5 credits

Students will learn to design, format, and produce documents common in business and industry. Emphasis will be placed on efficiently developing accurate, clear, concise, and visually accessible technical communication. Research techniques for technical writing will be introduced.

This course meets the Written Communication  general education distribution requirement. This course can also satisfy the Humanities  general education distribution requirement (though it cannot be counted towards both within the same credential).

Prerequisites: ENGL& 101  

Course Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and clear, organized expression in documents and researched reports
  • Produce clear, concise, accurate and visually accessible documents for specified audiences
  • Apply research skills specific to industry-related information sources
  • Demonstrate professional standards in writing ethics, punctuality, and work production
  • Effectively address in written documents audiences diverse in culture and industrial specialties, as well as in professional interests and responsibilities

General Education Distribution Area Outcomes
Students who successfully complete courses in the Written Communication distribution area will be able to:

  • Write clear, coherent, and well-organized prose 
  • Employ critical thinking in evaluating and expressing ideas
  • Demonstrate effective use of sources following accepted academic conventions

Students who successfully complete courses in the Humanities distribution area will be able to:

  • Discuss and explain methods of creative expression, social interaction, and aesthetic considerations employed by individuals and societies
  • Employ methods of intellectual and creative inquiry central to the selected Humanities course of study, using the vocabulary, concepts, historical perspectives and materials common to the chosen area
  • Dependent on the Humanities area selected, interpret specific artifacts from art, film, history, language, literature, philosophy, religious thought, or narrative form and develop one’s own viewpoint or artifact using the techniques common to that area

Total Hours: 50 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50