2010 - 2011 Undergraduate Catalog

» SPSU Home / 2010 - 2011 Undergraduate Catalog / Programs & Courses / Programs of Study / Technical Communication - Bachelor of Science Requirements

Technical Communication - Bachelor of Science Requirements

ENGL 1101

Composition I

3

ENGL 1102

Composition II

3

MATH 1111

College Algebra

3

MATH 1113

Pre-Calculus I

4

COMM 2400

Public Speaking

2

STS 2400

Science, Technology, and Society

2

Area C Group 1

Take One Course from the Literature Group

3

Area C Group 2

Take One Course from the Art and Culture Group

3

Area D

Any Two Lab Sciences

8

Area E Group 1

American Context

3

Area E Group 2

World History

3

Area E Group 3

Behavioral Science

3

Area E Group 4

Cultures and Societies

3

Required Foundations Courses (9 credits)

COMM 2000

Business Communication

3

TCOM 2010

Technical Writing2

3

TCOM 2020

Foundations of Technical Communication

3

Required Research Methods Course (3 credits; choose one)

TCOM 2030

Research in Technical Communication

 

 

OR

3

ENGL 2030

Research in Professional and Critical Writing

 

     

Area F Electives (6 credits; choose two)

ARTS 2020

History and Principles of Design

3

ENGL 2xxx

Any 2000-level literature survey

3-6

COMM 2060

International Communication1

3

Comm 2170

Intro to Media Studies

3

COMM 2150

Ethics and Communication

3

Any additional course in Math, Science, or Computer Science (with programming) elective1

3

Any foreign language, 2001 or higher

3

         

Basic Required Courses in the Major (15 hours)

ENGL 3030

English Grammar for Professional Writing

3

TCOM 3430

Foundations of Graphics

3

COMM 4100

Small Group Communication

3

ENGL 3100

Rhetoric: History, Theory, and Practice

3

TCOM 4800

Project Portfolio2

3

Technical Communication Electives

15

Take any 3000-level departmental course, or approved SIS, STS3, or other electives

Free Electives

15

Courses in Major Concentrations (Information Design or Digital Media and Graphics)

15

     

Information Design (15 hours)

TCOM 3020

Proposal Writing

3

TCOM 3030

Instructional Design

3

TCOM 3045

Fundamentals of Info Design

3

TCOM 4000

Professional Editing

3

TCOM 4045

Foundations of Multimedia

3

TCOM 4070

User Documentation

3

TCOM 4120

Usability Testing

3

TCOM 4130

Online Documentation

3

TCOM 4035

Fundamentals of Website Design

3

or

     

Digital Media and Graphics (15 hours)

ARTS 2010

Introduction to Drawing

3

ARTS 3000

Visual Thinking

3

TCOM 4035

Fundamentals of Website Design

3

TCOM 4045

Foundations of Multimedia

3

TCOM 4040

Applied Graphics for Technical Communicators

3

TCOM 4170

Video Production

3

TCOM 4175

2D Animation Design

3

Degree Program Total

120 hours

 ©