ENGL103: Technical Communication for the Professions

11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/01/2024

Course Description

Technical communication refers to all communication done on the job, and this course has been designed for those individuals who seek an associate’s degree and wish to communicate effectively in their chosen professional field. The instructor will focus on on-the-job communication, including written documents such as resumes and cover letters to get job interviews.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Students who learn this material will be better prepared to communicate effectively and in a professional manner, using the accepted formats of professional communication. By enriching the students’ experience through a rigorous and innovative curriculum, this course will prepare students for success in the professions.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found the Course Overview.

Discussion Assignments (3)

The student is required to provide a response (thread) to the provided topic for each discussion. Each response is to be 250–300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge, citing two authoritative sources and completing a reference list at the bottom of the posting in APA format. In addition to the response, the student is required to evaluate one other classmate’s response, citing two authoritative sources and completing a reference list at the bottom of the posting in APA format. Each evaluation (reply) must be 250–300 words. These assignments align with the following FSLOs: Communication and Information Literacy 1, 2, 3, 5

E-Mail Assignment

The student will write a one-page e-mail in proper format that focuses on a persuasive message in accordance with the textbook. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Communication and Information Literacy 1, 2, 3, 5

Business Letter Assignment

The student will write a one-page letter in proper format that focuses on a persuasive message in accordance with the textbook. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Communication and Information Literacy 1, 2, 3, 5

Formal Proposal Assignment

The student will write a 7-8-page proposal in current APA format that focuses on proposing a training for a medical facility. The proposal must include at least three references. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Communication and Information Literacy 1, 2, 3, 5

Presentation PowerPoint Assignment

You will often be involved in delivering an extemporaneous presentation in the workplace, and the student must prepare an outline for a presentation that must include at least three PowerPoint slides to complement that presentation.

Resume Assignment

The student will write a one-page résumé, that could be used in seeking a career position. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Communication and Information Literacy 1, 2, 3, 5

Quizzes (2)

The student will complete two open-book/open-notes quizzes, each consisting of 25 multiple-choice questions. Each quiz must be completed in 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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