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Technical Writing Courses

  • 3093: Technical Writing (F,Sp,Sm)
  • 3103: Advanced Technical Writing & Editing (F, Sm)
  • 3123: Graphics & Technical Writing--Display Graphics(F)
  • 4123: Technical Writing w/ Computer Applications--Desktop Publishing (Sp)
  • 4203: Writing for Electronic Mediums--Web Composition (Sp)

Tech Writing Minor

If you choose the Technical Writing Minor, you will take English 1113, 1123, and one sophomore literature course to satisfy your core course requirements (9 hours). Students must also take English 3093: Technical Writing . Notice that you probably have to take twelve hours anyway to meet your degree program requirements. You must then complete six hours of advanced English chosen from the options below (6 hours). 

English 309 centers on general rhetorical principles that you can adapt to various communication situations, now and later in your professional lives. Additionally, you get hands-on experience generating letters, memos, instructions, proposals, and reports in weekly writing workshops your instructors conduct in computer classrooms. This course begins you on the path to integrating your writing skills with computer technologies.  

Your Choices

To complete the 18 hour requirement (9 core requirement hours, English 309 and 6 advanced hours), you can choose from the following courses: 

  • English 310: Advanced Technical Writing and Editing
  • English 312: Graphics and Technical Writing
  • English 412: Technical Writing with Computer Applications (Desktop Publishing)
  • English 420: Writing for Electronic Mediums

**For complete course descriptions, see the catalog.

In order for the Technical Writing Minor to appear on your official transcript, you must make sure your departmental advisor designates this minor on your original degree plan or submits a revised degree plan. 

BA in English with Technical Writing Emphasis

ENGL 111, 112 6
COMS 101, 102, or 301 3
MATH 107 3
Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, 8
Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, IT, MUSC, THEA5,6 3
Humanities: Literature course in English 3
Social & behavioral sciences 15 (3)

HIST 201, 202 (6)

 
POLS 201, 202 (6)
 
6 additional hours5,7 from (6)
SOC 101, 201, 303, PSY 101, PHIL 101, 201, 3019
ECO 101, 201, A EC 105, ARCH 201, ENGR 303, GEOG 110, 120, 201, HIST 101(1), 102
 
 
Foreign language 101, 102, 201, 202 14
HIST 101 (See Social Sciences above), 102 6

Sophomore English

3

CIS 103

3
   
Electives 15
Advanced Electives 18
ENGL 309, 310, 312, 320, 412, 420, 18
ENGL 330, 370, or 4112 6
ENGL 342, 343, or 435 3
 
(1) This course may be counted toward the core curriculum requirement.  
 
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