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Advanced Writing/Technical Communication
ADVWRTG/TECHCM
CLASS CODE: ENG 316 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Reading & Writing requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Emphasizes accuracy and skill in writing scientific pamphlets, articles, reports, and memoranda. (Required for Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Biology majors.)
DESCRIPTION: Emphasizes accuracy and skill in writing scientific pamphlets, articles, reports, and memoranda. English 316 is an interdisciplinary service course. (Required for Engineering, Computer Science, and Biology majors.)
TOPICS: All aspects of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, responding, revising, editing; audience awareness; collaborative writing; research and documentation.
OBJECTIVES:

  1. Relate writing strategies to other subject areas and to real-life situations.
  2. Apply advanced writing skills and research techniques to produce effective professional documents for various academic disciplines and anticipated careers.
  3. Generate and apply knowledge according to the methods of inquiry and standards of evidence used in the discipline.
  4. Develop and demonstrate skills in logic, analysis, and critical thinking.
  5. Evaluate research sources for their accuracy, comprehensiveness, and usefulness.
  6. Accurately interpret, summarize, and integrate information from traditional and electronic sources into an original document.
  7. Design a document using appropriate format, page layout, and visuals.
  8. Apply elements of effective writings, such as adapting to audience and purpose; focusing, organizing and developing ideas; achieving coherence; and editing.
REQUIREMENTS: 30 pages of edited and documented prose.
PREREQUISITES: Completion of English 111 or 111C and at least 22 credit hours or sophomore standing.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001