Honors Technical Communication

Honors Technical Communication
Effective processes of written, oral, and visual technical communication, including collaborative processes. Writing for academic and professional audiences.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesFirst-year writing, junior or senior status.
 NoteCarries GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication credit.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
 ProgramsContaining ENGL 316
Course Outcomes


Employ informed and flexible processes for writing and speaking, including: creating and/or finding ideas about which to write; collecting evidence and data; planning and drafting; revising; editing; and designing or presenting a message so that it is successfully understood by a specified audience.


Write coherent and unified texts, including effective introductions, clear thesis statements, supporting details, transitions, and strong conclusions.

Rhetorical Situation

Use various methods of invention, organization, and style to adapt written and oral forms of communication to a specific rhetorical situation.


Utilize the library and electronic resources to locate relevant information, assess its reliability and usefulness, and effectively and ethically incorporate it into their own writing by following an appropriate style of documentation.


Write in a correct, clear, and graceful prose style.


Effectively evaluate and comment on the writing of others to facilitate revision.

Rhetorical Purpose

Analyze rhetorical aspects of audience, purpose, and context to communicate technical information effectively in written, oral, and visual media.


Recognize structures or genres typically used in science and engineering, understand the processes that produce them, and the organizational and stylistic conventions characteristic of them, and apply this knowledge to their own writing tasks.