Taylor Jackson Scott
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.
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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