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Taylor Jackson Scott
HCDE 333
Seattle Campus

Advanced Technical Writing and Oral Presentation

Emphasizes the principles of written and oral communication for the engineering workplace. Designs solutions to professional communication problems: technical reports, proposals, correspondence, resumes, and oral presentations. Focuses on needs assessment and designing solutions that call for effective selection and integration of verbal and visual components. For engineering majors. Prerequisite: HCDE 231. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

Welcome to HCDE 333 Technical Communication for Environmental Health, an introduction to the types of written and oral communication that you are likely to encounter in environmental health workplaces. This course will introduce you to several major genres of workplace communication, including toxicology reports, community presentations, and press releases. By the end of the quarter, you will have experience creating both informative and persuasive written and oral communication pieces on environmental health topics of interest to you. In addition, the assignments in this course will introduce you to the kind of communication work you’re likely to encounter in the workplace: presentations, writing, and group work. The class will include a combination of lecture, discussion, presentations, in-class activities, and projects

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Taylor Jackson Scott
Date: 01/01/2012