Minor in Technical Communication

A student enrolled in a degree program at MSOE may also earn a Minor in Technical Communication. The design of the course of study is to produce a graduate skilled in the specific discipline and evidencing competence in the art of communication. Such a graduate would be attractive to business, industry or government since he/she would possess two highly important talents.
The Minor in Technical Communication requires a minimum of 27 quarter credits in English, TC or eligible HU/SS courses.

Required Courses

GS 1001 – Freshman Studies I (4 credits)
GS 1002 – Freshman Studies II (4 credits)
GS 1003 – Freshman Studies III (4 credits)

Required Courses for University Scholars students

GS 1010H – Honors Seminar I (4 credits)
GS 1020H – Honors Seminar II (4 credits)
GS 1030H – Honors Seminar III (4 credits)

Four TC or UX Courses from the following

TC 151 – Theory of Human Communication (3 credits)
TC 242 – Persuasive Speech (3 credits)
TC 321 – Visual Design Techniques (4 credits)
TC 3320 – Professional Technical Writing (4 credits)
TC 334 – Project Communications (3 credits)
TC 4320 – Writing and Editing Across Media (3 credits)
TC 342 – Professional Presentation Techniques (3 credits) (for AECM students only)
TC 452 – Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
TC 4510 – Mass Media, Culture, and Society (3 credits)
TC 498 – Technical Communication Practicum (3 credits)
UX 172 – Introduction to UX and Publication Tools (3 credits)
UX 242 – Collaborative Design (3 credits)
UX 253 – Global User Research and Communication (3 credits)
UX 333 – Knowledge and Content Management (3 credits)
UX 361 – Usability Research Methods (3 credits)
UX 1400 – Foundations of User Experience (3 credits)

One HU or SS Course from the following

HU 4200 – Linguistics: Scientific Study of Language (3 credits)
HU 439 – Philosophy of Technology (3 credits)
HU 494 – Creative Thinking (3 credits)
SS 492 – Educational Methods: Instructional Design (3 credits)
SS 464 – Human Factors in Engineering and Design (3 credits)

Note:
In special cases, the minor program director may approve substitutions. Please contact the program director for details.

Minor Coordinator:

Dr. Nadya Shalamova
Assistant Professor
shalamova@msoe.edu

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