A minor in Technical and Scientific Communication is available from the English Department for N.C. State students, except Language, Writing and Rhetoric (LWR) English majors, who are interested in supplementing their studies in technical, scientific, or other academic fields with strong writing and communication skills. Students minoring in Technical and Scientific Communication will be introduced to numerous genres including internal and external documents such as proposals, reports, science writing, users guides, reference manuals, and online documentation. Critical perspectives towards the role of communication in the creation of scientific and technical knowledge will be examined. The minor may lead to career opportunities in technical and scientific writing and communication. No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.
Required Courses (9 credit hours)
Elective Courses (6 credit hours)
Elective I - Students must choose one course from the following:
ENG 331 Communication for Engineering and Technology (3cr)
ENG 332 Communication for Business and Management (3cr)
ENG 333 Communication for Science and Research (3cr)
Elective II - Students must choose one course from the following:
ENG 350 Internship in Writing and Editing (3cr)
ENG 425 Analysis of Scientific and Technical Writing (3cr)
ENG 520 Science Writing for the Media (3cr)
ENG 508 Usability Studies for Technical Communication (3cr)
Admissions and Certification of Minor
In both instances, students should contact Stan Dicks in 104 Tompkins. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification can be found in 246 Tompkins Hall and should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student's final semester at NC State.
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