Technical and Scientific Communication (Minor)
To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!
A minor in Technical and Scientific Communication is available from the English Department for N.C. State students, except English majors in the Language, Writing and Rhetoric Concentration (16ENGLBA 16ENGLLWR), who are interested in supplementing their studies in technical, scientific, or other academic fields with strong writing and communication skills. Students minoring in Technical and Scientific Communication will be introduced to numerous genres including internal and external documents such as proposals, reports, science writing, users guides, reference manuals, and online documentation. Critical perspectives towards the role of communication in the creation of scientific and technical knowledge will be examined. The minor may lead to career opportunities in technical and scientific writing and communication. No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.
Admissions and Certification
Students interested in declaring a minor in Technical and Scientific Communication should contact the minor coordinator listed below. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program.
SIS Code: 16TSM
- A total of 15 hours of course work is required for the minor.
- Students may transfer no more than 6 hours of courses toward the minor.
- Must have an overall 2.0 GPA in the minor and may count no course grade lower than a ‘C-‘.
- Nine (9) hours are required, while six (6) are elective within two (2) specific course listings.
- A maximum of two (2) courses may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
|ENG 214||Introduction to Editing||3|
|ENG 314||Technical Document Design and Editing||3|
|ENG 421||Computer Documentation Design||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Communication for Engineering and Technology|
|Communication for Business and Management|
|Communication for Science and Research|
|ENG 350||Professional Internships||3|
|or ENG 425||Analysis of Scientific and Technical Writing|