COM404 Technical Writing

4 Semester Credit Hours

Technical writing involves presenting technical material in visual and written formats for the benefit of another user while aware of audience and context. In this course students will review the basic elements of written communication involved in technical writing tasks.  Clear, concise, well-organized and honest writing are paramount to meeting the basic communication needs of students and working professionals in scientific or technical fields. Common technical forms, including letters, memos, reports, proposals, presentations, and manuals will be presented.  Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: PD203

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