STC Courses

Scientific & Technical Communication Courses

Below find an informal list of typical courses in the Scientific & Technical Communication major.

2000-Level Courses

  • HU 2600 - Introduction to Scientific and Technical Communication
  • HU 2631 - Fundamentals of Photography
  • HU 2645 - Graphic and Information Design
  • HU 2650 - Introduction to Web-Site Design

3000-Level Courses

  • HU 3120 - Technical and Scientific Communication
  • HU 3324 - Visual Media Analysis
  • HU 3600 - Professional Development in Humanities
  • HU 3629 - Special Topics in Professional Writing
  • HU 3630 - Publications and Information Management
  • HU 3642 - Introduction to Multimedia Development
  • HU 3710 - Engineering Ethics
  • HU 3820 - Interpersonal Communication
  • HU 3840 - Organizational Communication

4000-Level Courses

  • HU 4625 - Risk Communication
  • HU 4628 - Usability and Instructions Writing
  • HU 4634 - Capstone: Advanced Practicum in STC

About HU3120: Technical and Scientific Communication

HU3120: Technical and Scientific Communication 

HU 3120 is a study of written, oral, and visual communication in professional settings. It emphasizes audiences, writing processes, genres, collaboration, professional responsibility, and effective expression. It is offered both "live" and online throughout the academic year, including both summer tracks.

Course Goal & Objectives

HU 3120 familiarizes students with representative communication demands of today's workplace. Specifically, its objectives are to offer students professional strategies for:

  • Planning, drafting, and revising
  • Writing for a variety of audiences
  • Identifying purpose and writing/designing to accomplish it
  • Communicating with colleagues
  • Collaborating with a team
  • Designing visually effective texts
  • Reviewing and editing written and visual texts
  • Producing rhetorically sensitive documents

Sample Student Work