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Unformatted text preview: ENGR 190W COMMUNICATIONS IN THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD (Required for ChE, CpE, EE, and MSE) Catalog Data: ENGR 190W: Communications in the Professional World (Credit Units: 4) F, W, S, Summer. Workshop in technical and scientific writing. Oral presentation with video monitoring. Communication with various publics. Real-world professionalism. Students must be of junior or senior standing in Engineering and have completed the lowerdivision writing requirement. (Design units: 0) A Guide to Writing as an Engineer by David Beer, David McMurrey, Wiley & Sons, April 2004 (Second Edition) Writing from A to Z by Ebest, et al., Mayfield Publishing, 2002 (Fourth Edition) John C. LaRue Textbooks: References: Coordinator: Relationship to Program Outcomes: The Program relates to Program Outcomes ChE: d, f and g, as stated at: http://undergraduate.eng.uci.edu/degreeprograms/chemical/mission CpE: d, f and g, as stated at: http://undergraduate.eng.uci.edu/degreeprograms/computer/mission EE: d, f and g, as stated at: http://undergraduate.eng.uci.edu/degreeprograms/electrical/mission MSE: d, f and g, as stated at: http://undergraduate.eng.uci.edu/degreeprograms/materials/mission Course Outcomes / Performance Criteria: Students will: Produce technical papers totaling 4,000 words or more of finished work. [UD writing requirement] -------Function effectively on multidisciplinary teams to accomplish a common goal. [EAC Criterion 3. PO (d) / CAC Criterion 3. PO (d)] Demonstrate professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities. [EAC Criterion 3. PO (f) / CAC Criterion 3. PO (e)] Plan, organize, prepare, and deliver effective technical reports in written, oral, and other formats appropriate to the discipline and goals of the program. [EAC Criterion 5. Curriculum (c), ETAC Criterion 5. Curr/Comm (a)] -------Describe the basic process model and identify the key elements that form the basis for effective technical writing and sound scientific research. [EAC Criterion 5. Curriculum (c)] Demonstrate the ability to make appropriate decisions regarding the form, format, and style of a proposed technical document based on the target audience. [EAC Criterion 5. Curriculum (c)] Use effective methodologies for reviewing, editing, and revising a technical document. [EAC Criterion 5. Curriculum (c)] Create presentations of technical data using appropriate use of media. [EAC Criterion 3. PO (g)] Communicate effectively with a range of audiences. [EAC Criterion 3. PO (g) / CAC Criterion 3. PO (f)] Prerequisites By Topic: Lower-division writing Lecture Topics: Overview of program and course outcomes; Importance of effective communication skills. (2 hours) Communication modalities; Communication/technical writing process models. (2 hours) Elements of form, format and style used for technical documentation. (2 hours) Analyzing a target audience to determine the scope and purpose of a technical document. (2 hours) Research strategies using the UCI Library's electronic resources/databases. (2 hours) Recognizing professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities in engineering. (3 hours) Adopting a Code of Ethics as a foundation for sound engineering practices (e.g., NSPE, IEEE, ASME, etc.). (2 hours) Overview of copyright, trademark and patent laws. (2 hours) Conventions used in scientific writing for laboratory research and reporting. (2 hours) Conducting responsible research documenting your sources. (2 hours) Writing concise abstracts for scientific papers. (2 hours) Evaluating printed/online sources for relevance and credibility as part of the research process. (2 hours) Constructing logical hierarchies of information for technical documentation. (2 hours) Stylistic considerations in designing/writing technical documentation. (2 hours) Methodologies for comprehensive review/revision of a technical document. (2 hours) Strategies for developing/refining clarity and precision in technical writing. (3 hours) Use of media in technical communication (e.g., figures, tables, etc.). (2 hours) Planning, preparing and presenting effective technical presentations. (4 hours) Meets for 4 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks. Microsoft Office None Class Schedule: Computer Usage: Laboratory Projects: Design Content Description: N/A Grading Criteria: Homework assignments: 10% Periodic quizzes: 10% Collaborative research paper 1: 20% Individual research paper: 20% Collaborative research paper 2: 30% Final exam (comprehensive): 10% Total 100% Estimated ABET Category Content: Mathematics and Basic Science: ___ credit units or ___% Engineering Science: ___ credit units or ___% Engineering Design: ___ credit units or ___% Engineering Professional Topics: __4_ credit units or __100_% Contribution of course to meeting requirements of ABET Criterion: EAC Criterion 5. Curriculum (c) Prepared by: John C. LaRue CEP Approved: Spring 1989 Date: July 2009 ...
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