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ENG 105 Technical Writing

ENG 105 Technical Writing

Course Outline

Course Number and Name:  ENG 105 Technical Writing

Credit Hours:   3.0         Contact Hours:  3.0             Lecture:  3.0      Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:   Grade of “C” or better in ENG 101

Co-Requisites:  None                                                     Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course is an introduction to technical and professional writing.  It is designed to help students from a variety of majors to master the composition skills needed for careers in business and industry. The student will learn the principles and conventions of technical writing and practice those conventions in a variety of assignments that would typically be encountered in the work place.

General Education Goals: ENG 105 is affirmed (for AAS degrees only) in the following General Education Foundation Category:  Written and Oral Communication.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows:  Students will communicate effectively in both speech and writing.  ENG 105 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goal: Information Literacy, which is as follows: Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.

Course Goals:  Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate and refine communication skills needed for careers in business and industry;
  2. recognize and use standard technical writing principles, conventions and formats needed for business and industry; and
  3. write a researched and fully documented formal report using primary and secondary sources, incorporating methods and technical writing conventions typically encountered in the workplace.