ENG 115 Syllabus


Division:Arts and Sciences†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Date:February 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  Non-transfer Technical Programs


Course Number and Title:†††††††††† ENG 115, Technical Writing


Credit Hours:3 ††††††††††††††††† Hours/Wk Lecture: 3††††††††††††††††††††† Lec/Lab Comb:



I.              Course Description:ENG 115 develops communication skills for use in business and industry.Guides students in writing, reading, and orally presenting of technical material.Focuses on collecting and organizing information, formatting, audience analysis, and oral presentations.


II.            Relationship of the Course to Curricula Objectives in Which it is Taught:Students successfully completing this course will demonstrate the ability to write clear, concise, grammatically correct technical information.They will understand the importance of formatting and display the ability to write a variety of technical reports from informal to formal.


III.           Required Background:English 111 or English 131 or comparable course.


IV.          Course Content:

A.               Technical Correspondence

B.               Short Informal Reports

C.               Incident Reports

D.               Technical Documents

E.               Field or Inspection Reports

F.                Longer Informal and Semiformal Reports

G.               Proposals

H.               Formal Reports

I.                  Oral Reports


†† V.†††† Learner Outcomes

VI.  Evaluation


The student will:


A.         Understand construction of sentence clauses, fragments, and complete sentences

B.         Identify simple, complex, compound and compound complex sentences and be able to correctly punctuate the various types of sentences

C.        Prepare personal and business letters in prescribed format using appropriate style with correct grammar and punctuation

D.        Use of parts of speech correctly

E.         Read, analyze, and write grammatically correct paragraphs in logical sequence summarizing information

F.         Prepare a logical and comprehensive outline for an investigative topic

G.        Write a variety of types of technical reports.

Each studentís mastery of the skills will be demonstrated in his or her planning for, drafting, editing, and completion of specified class assignments.These assignments will involve multiple writing assignments in diverse report types identified in Section IV.


All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.



         VII.    †††††††† This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Scientific Reasoning