Technical Communication

Description
Through the technical communication concentration, students learn how to produce, design and manage information, using both traditional and developing technologies.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours of upper division courses for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • All listed coures require prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better; minimum 45 hours.

Core 6 Hours Required

TWC 301 General Principles of Multimedia Writing, L (3) 

TWC 401 Principles of Technical Communication, L (3) (Credit is allowed for only TWC 401 or TWC 501)

TWC 411 Principles of Visual Communication, L (3) (Credit is allowed for only TWC 411 or TWC 511)

OR

TWC 421 Principles of Writing with Technology, L (3) (Credit is allowed for only TWC 421 or TWC 521)

TWC 431 Principles of Technical Editing, L (3) (Credit is allowed for only TWC 431 or TWC 531)

Genre or Information Courses 9 Hours
The following are examples of courses available, see your CISA academic advisor for other course options.

TWC 411 Principles of Visual Communication (L) (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only TWC 411 or TWC 511)

TWC 414 Visualizing Data and Information (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours. Credit is allowed for only TWC 414 or TWC 494 (Visualizing Information or Information Visualization) or TWC 514 or TWC 598 (Visualizing Information or Information Visualization))

TWC 421 Principles of Web Authoring (L) (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only TWC 421 or TWC 521)

TWC 422 Social Media in the Workplace (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only TWC 422 or TWC 494 (Social Media in the Workplace) or TWC 522)

TWC 435 Global Issues in Technical Communication (G) (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only TWC 435 or TWC 494 (Global Issues in Technical Communication) or TWC 535)

TWC 436 Project Management in Technical Communication (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only TWC 436 or TWC 494 (Project Management in Technical Communication) or TWC 536 or TWC 598 (Project Management in Technical Communication))

TWC 443 Proposal Writing (3) (Credit is allowed for only TWC 443 or TWC 543)

TWC 444 Manual and Instructional Writing (3) (Credit is allowed for only TWC 444 or TWC 544)

TWC 445 Computer Documentation (3) (Credit is allowed for only TWC 445 or TWC 545)

TWC 446 Technical and Scientific Reports, L (3) (Credit is allowed for only TWC 446 or TWC 546)

TWC 451 Copyright and Intellectual Property in the Electronic Age (3) (Credit is allowed for only TWC 451 or TWC 551)

TWC 452 Information in the Digital Age (3) (Credit is allowed for only TWC 452 or TWC 552)

TWC 453 Information and Communications Technology in American History (3) (Credit is allowed for only TWC 453 or TWC 553)

TWC 454 Information Technology and Culture, C (3) (Credit is allowed for only TWC 454 or TWC 554)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Online

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LSTECEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

480‐965-4464
cisaadvising@asu.edu
Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA), 233

COVID-19 information

FAQ page  | Latest updates.