BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Technical Communication

ENGL 316


$ 579.00

Instructor: Heidi Aimee Lawrence MPhil
Credits: 3.00

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WRTG 150 (Writing and Rhetoric) or equivalent skill; junior or senior status.


Effective processes of written, oral, and visual technical communication, including collaborative processes. Writing for academic and professional audiences.

Course Content:

1. Introduction to Technical Communication
2. The Basics of Effective Technical Communication
3. Understanding Technical Audiences
4. Conducting Correspondence
5. The Basics of Document Design
6. Collaboration
7. Creating Sets of Instructions
8. Technical Definitions
9. Using Visuals in Document Design
10. Technical Descriptions
11. User Testing
12. Revising Technical Documents
13. Introduction to Analytical Reports
14. Introduction to the Research Process
15. Evaluating and Attributing Sources
16. Introduction to Proposals
17. Reading and Organizing Reports
18. Ethical Communication
19. Formatting and Abstracts
20. Revising Reports
21. Oral Presentations

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


Carries BYU GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication credit. Please be aware that the textbook has left out chapter 2 and the appendices are incorrectly sequenced; however, the page numbers mentioned in the course are correct.
Optional Materials Cost
   ENGL 316: Technical Communication (Online) Printed Course Readings    $ 12.00