ISE300

Course ISE300
Title Technical Communications
Credits 3
Course Coordinator

Tony Scarlatos

Description

Principles of professional technical communications for Computer Science and Information Systems majors. Topics include writing business communications, user manuals, press releases, literature reviews, and research abstracts. Persuasive oral communications and effective presentation techniques, to address a range of audiences, will also be covered. This course satisfies the upper-division writing requirement for CSE and ISE majors.

Prerequisite WRT 102, CSE or ISE major, U3 or U4 standing
Course Outcomes

Develop technical writing skills through completion of a significant writing assignment. The goal is to write at a level that would be acceptable in an industrial setting.

Textbook
  • "A Pocket Guide to Technical Writing" Third Edition by William Sanborn Pfeiffer, 2003, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0130476110
  • "The Elements of Style" 4th edition by Strunk and White, 2000, Allyn & Bacon - Longman, ISBN 0205313426

Major Topics Covered in Course

Writing business communications, user manuals, press releases, literature reviews, and research abstracts. Persuasive oral communications and effective presentation techniques, to address a range of audiences, will also be covered. This course satisfies the upper-division writing requirement for CSE and ISE majors.2003

Laboratory Projects

None

Course Webpage

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