Scientific, Technical, and Professional Communication Certificate
This certificate is available as a standalone program.
The undergraduate certificate in Scientific, Technical, and Professional Communication is an interdisciplinary program offered by the School of Writing, Literature and Film and the School of Communication.
The core will consist of courses in writing, communications, and new media arts. These courses are production-oriented and focused on writing and communication skills that students will transfer into other work. Electives are divided between course work in these and other fields, including one course from the Writing Intensive Curriculum (WIC) and up to six credits in upper-division courses in writing and communication. The program is capped by a one-credit course (face-to-face and Ecampus) focused on the creation of a portfolio of technical and scientific communication materials that will be valuable for students as they begin their careers.
Certificate Code: C750
- Collaborate as a team member on a complex writing and communication project involving several partners and multiple skills, resolving difficulties and differences of opinion.
- Publish in multiple modes, including print, image, video, audio, etc; generate material appropriate for unique contexts and audiences; produce ethical, public-oriented and user-centered communication.
- Produce known genres and adapt them for unique contexts; understand both structural and cultural aspects of different genres commonly used in professional and public settings.
- Write clear, correct, and stylistically effective prose; edit writing for unique contexts.
- Critique public communication; assess and articulate complex information from subject matter experts to a broader public; analyze and incorporate the needs and well-being of the public.
- Analyze the effectiveness of different messages across media types; adapt messages to different audiences and contexts; employ strategies for persuasion, at appropriate times, for a range of purposes.
- Demonstrate understanding of how communication differs among cultures; identify challenges that arise from these differences; address those challenges ethically, creatively, and effectively.
- Synthesize technical and scientific communication education in a portfolio of professional work; articulate decisions related to portfolio material selection.
|WR 327||*TECHNICAL WRITING||3|
|WR 362||*SCIENCE WRITING||3|
|Select at least 12 credits from the following:||12|
|SMALL-GROUP PROBLEM SOLVING|
|COMMUNICATION IN ORGANIZATIONS|
|SURVEY OF SOCIAL MEDIA|
|NEW MEDIA FUTURES|
|*WRITING FOR MEDIA|
|*WRITING IN BUSINESS|
|*PUBLISHING AND EDITING|
|*WRITING FOR THE WEB|
|Writing Intensive Course|
|Select one WIC course preferably from the primary discipline and major program of study||3-4|
|Select 6 to 8 credits from the following:||8|
|*COMMUNICATING GLOBAL AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES ISSUES|
|COMMUNICATION RESEARCH METHODS|
|ETHNOGRAPHY OF COMMUNICATION|
|INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: THEORIES AND ISSUES|
|ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING|
|MAGAZINE ARTICLE WRITING|
|^ADVANCED TECHNICAL WRITING|
|^INTRODUCTION TO LITERACY STUDIES|
|DIGITAL LITERACY AND CULTURE|
|WR 435||SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL, & PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION CAPSTONE||1|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
Certificate Code: C750