Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Requirement Designation:
Upper Division Communication/Writing
Course Attribute:
Upper Division Communication/Writing
Description
This course prepares students for writing and speaking effectively in technical communications pertaining to subjects within the field of materials science and engineering and metallurgical engineering. Students will learn useful strategies for preparing technical documents ranging from memos to formal reports such as laboratory reports, design reports, scientific papers, and theses. They will learn to formulate communications tailored to different audiences. They will develop effective editing skills that will enable them to write clearly, concisely, and accurately. They will review and critique the writing of their peers and will work collaboratively on teams. The will also prepare and give technical presentations on topics within materials science and engineering or metallurgical engineering. In addition, they will explore related topics of critical thinking, argumentation, and ethics.