ENG 122 Technical Writing and Communication


Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, Wilmington
Effective Date:
2018-51
Prerequisite:
ENG 102 or higher, SSC 100 or concurrent
Co-Requisites:

none

Course Credits and Hours:
3.00 credits
3.00 lecture hours/week
0.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This advanced college-level course is designed to enhance skills in the creation of professional communications and reports through interpretation and analysis of primary and secondary sources.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

USB flash drive or other storage device

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Hybrid Course
Online Course
Disclaimer:

None

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Conduct primary and/or secondary research, and organize and write professional correspondence for a diverse audience. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  2. Design and integrate graphics/visuals into reports. (CCC 1, 2, 5)
  3. Revise documents for correctness, clarity, completeness, and conciseness. (CCC 1, 2, 3)
  4. Practice language and conventions of technical communities for oral presentations. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Conduct primary and/or secondary research, and organize and write professional correspondence for a diverse audience.
    1. Write professional correspondence that examines and analyzes the principles of technical communication/literacy.
    2. Identify and integrate various types of technical correspondence as used in a professional environment.
    3. Identify diverse audience characteristics, and adjust text and design/format accordingly.
    4. Apply information literacy skills.
    5. Conduct and integrate primary and secondary research.
  2. Design and integrate graphics/visuals into reports.
    1. Develop appropriate graphics to meet the needs of the document and the audience.
    2. Incorporate appropriate visuals into both written and/or media-based technical communication.
    3. Use APA documentation to correctly cite graphics/visuals when necessary.
  3. Revise documents for correctness, clarity, completeness, and conciseness.
    1. Edit and revise for errors in coherence, organization, unity, development, and voice.
    2. Proofread for sentence structure, word choice, and standard written English.
  4. Practice language and conventions of technical communities for oral presentations.
    1. Present appropriate oral content for diverse audiences.
    2. Use appropriate verbal and non-verbal skills.
    3. Integrate additional components as assigned by the instructor.
    4. Analyze the speaking situation to determine the necessary content and time constraints.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

 
Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):

None

Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.