Technical Communication Minor
The technologies around us change rapidly and constantly, and the Technical Communication minor teaches students how to communicate about technology to a wide range of audiences, using print and online media. Students pursuing degrees in many areas (such as computer science; natural science; business; or liberal arts) may enhance their marketability due to the applied nature of the minor. Graduates will be able to apply principles of audience analysis to technical communication situations; analyze and create a website that effectively communicates with its audience; and apply technical communication skills to all of their writing.
The goal of the minor is to strengthen students' abilities to write about technology and to use technology to write. You will learn basic principles of editing, document design, and web design.
Required Courses (17 credits)
Up to eight (8) credits may be transferred
- WRIT 271 Technical Writing (3 cr)
- WRIT 301 Professional and Technical Writing Careers (2 cr)
- WRIT 371 Editing (4 cr)
- WRIT 372 Information and Document Design I (4 cr)
- WRIT 373 Writing and Designing for the Web I (4 cr)
Transfer courses may be applicable to minor requirements. The university's degree audit system (DARS) will specify transfer courses that are directly equivalent to minor requirements; other transfer courses must be approved by the coordinator of the technical communication minor. For more information, please contact Fred Carpenter at 651-999-5958 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: This minor is not available to Technical Communication and Professional Writing majors.