DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY

SYLLABUS
TECHNOLOGY 3013

CATALOG LISTING:  3013 TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 3 hours credit
Principles of organizing information into clear and concise audience centered technical reports and presentations.  Writing as a process, collaboration, and presentations are emphasized.  Lecture 3 hours.  Prerequisite: Junior standing or departmental permission.

EXPANDED COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Required course for any Technology or Technical specialty 4 year major.  Recommended as a technical-occupations related course for 2 year majors.
 

Upon completion of the course students should:Program Objective:
....be able to write technical documents as outlined in the catalog listing P6
....understand the importance of good writing skills for career placement and advancement P6
....learn to use tools such as peer critiques, writing as a process, and audience selection P5
....be able to prepare technical reports by applying the basics of investigation, planning, organizing, writing and revising P6

REQUIRED TEXT:
Technical Communication, Fourth Edition
by: Rebecca E. Burnett
A standard college dictionary
The Little Brown Handbook, 7th Edition

CREDIT:
Three hours upon successful completion of course.

EXAMINATIONS:
Three exams will be given as outlined in the course schedule.  Students are expected to understand concepts being taught and be able to implement them through appropriate writing tasks on examinations.

ATTENDANCE POLICY:
All students are expected to attend class and to arrive on time.  If an EXAM is missed, the next exam will count double.   All assignments/projects are to be turned in at the beginning of the class period on the date due or they are worth 0 points.  All assignments/projects must be turned in or a grade of F will be given in the course.

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS:
An explanation of each writing assignment will not be given in the syllabus since part of this course will be to explain each type of writing assignment as it is presented in class.

The following list is representative of the types of writing to be expected in this class:
 A. letter
 B. memos
 C. minutes of meeting
 D. trip reports
 E. progress reports
 F. proposals
 G. employee evaluation review
 H. justification
 I.  product description
 J. process description
 K. resume and application letter

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