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


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


Course Number and Title:†††††††††† ENG 131, Technical Report Writing


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



I.              Course Description:ENG 131 is a review of organizational skills including paragraph writing and basic forms of technical writing, business correspondence, and research skills.Also included are instruction and practice in oral communications.


II.            Relationship of the Course to Curricula Objectives in Which it is Taught:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to write clear, concise, grammatically correct technical information.They will understand the importance of formatting and will be able to write a variety of informal and formal technical reports.Further, students will strengthen their oral communication skills through an oral presentation defined by faculty.


III.           Required Background:None


IV.          Course Content:

A.           Instruction

B.           Description/Definition

C.           Field Report

D.           Cause/Effect

E.           Summary

F.            Research

G.           Resume

H.           Letter

I.              Demonstration Speech

J.            Informative Speech

K.           Persuasive Speech


V.   Learner Outcomes

VI.  Evaluation

On completion of this course, the student will be able to:


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.        Demonstrate effective oral communication

Each studentís mastery of the skill will be demonstrated in his or her planning for, drafting, editing, and completion of specified class assignments defined by each faculty member.Students are required to develop and execute at least one oral presentation assignment and all students will complete at least one major technical report.


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