Technical Communication II for CSE & CPEG

Spring 2019 (3 credits)

Co-ordinator: Sarah Carmichael
Sarah Carmichael

Co-ordinator: Anita Au
Anita Au

Course Description

LANG 4030 is a three-credit course offered to students from CSE and CPEG students taking a CSE FYP. Over one semester, students will attend three hours of class, and will be expected to complete up to six hours of out-of-class work, per week.

The course focuses on two areas:

Communication skills for CSE projects

Communication in Professional Contexts

Students will develop their ability to use appropriate language and organization to write their Final Year Project report and give an oral presentation of their work.

Comparison of LANG 2030 and 2030(H) and LANG 4030

LANG 2030 discipline-based (all engineering students take the same course) focuses on developing students’ academic speaking and writing general topics that are important for all engineers (social responsibility & creativity)
LANG 4030 subject-based (students following a CSE FYP take the course) focuses on developing speaking and writing skills to meet both professional and academic needs professional and academic topics drawn from CSE.

Pre-requisites for LANG 4030

LANG 2030 or LANG 2030(H)

The course is open to CSE students and CPEG students undertaking a CSE FYP only. The most appropriate time to take this course will be in Fall of Year 4.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Content Related 1. You can identify and address the needs and concerns of a variety of academic and professional audiences in speaking and writing
2. You can support claims with appropriate evidence, and properly acknowledge sources
3. You can critically analyze and discuss major issues and recent developments in your major and related professions
Academic Skills and Competencies 4. You can recognize and use appropriate organizational structure, tone and formatting in written and spoken communication for different audiences and purposes
5. You can select, summarize and synthesize information from texts in your major subject
6. You can use accurate and fluent language (vocabulary, structures and style) relevant to engineering-related communication tasks
Ethical Standards 7. You can demonstrate academic integrity in course assignments
Vision and Orientation to the Future 8. You recognize the need to communicate courteously and appropriately in professional contexts