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 24 quarter credits in Technical Communication, English, or eligible HU/SS courses.

Required Courses:

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

Additional credits

Theory

TC 151 – Theory of Human Communication 3 credits
TC 453 – Intercultural Communication 3 credits
TC 4510 – Mass Media, Culture, and Society 3 credits
TC 1111 – Introduction to Technical Communication 3 credits
TC 433 – Knowledge Management 3 credits
HU 4200 – Linguistics: Scientific Study of Language 3 credits
HU 439 – Philosophy of Technology 3 credits
HU 494 – Creative Thinking 3 credits
SS 464 – Human Factors in Engineering and Design 3 credits

Speaking

EN 342 – Group Discussion 3 credits
TC 242 – Persuasive Speech 3 credits
EN 441 – Professional Presentation Techniques 3 credits
TC 342 – Professional Presentation Techniques 3 credits
TC 452 – Interpersonal Communication 3 credits

Writing

TC 3320 – Advanced Technical Writing 3 credits
EN 432 – Business Communication 3 credits
TC 4540 – Online Help Authoring 3 credits
TC 261 – Research Methods 3 credits
TC 432 – Writing and Editing for Publication 3 credits

Applications

TC 172 – Desktop Publishing 3 credits
TC 321 – Visual Design Techniques 4 credits
TC 4400 – Foundations of User Experience 3 credits
TC 498 – Technical Communication Practicum 3 credits
SS 492 – Educational Methods 3 credits

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

Minor Coordinator:

Dr. Nadya Shalamova
Assistant Professor
shalamova@msoe.edu

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