Course description

Prepares students for important communication activities. They communicate using various types of documents (e.g., emails, memos, problem analyses, proposals, progress reports), give oral presentations, and incorporate graphics in their oral and written work. Students learn how to communicate specialized information to different audiences (e.g., technical and nontechnical audiences, colleagues and clients, peers and supervisors, and in-house departments), work in teams, and address organizational and ethical issues. The course material is drawn from professional contexts, principally engineering, and it generates lively discussion. The class size ensures close attention to each student’s work.

Enrollment limited to: juniors and seniors.


Two first-year writing seminars and affiliation with a major. Fulfills college Technical/Engineering Communication Requirement. This course also fulfills a liberal studies requirement. May be used as free or approved elective expressive arts.

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Previously offered classes

Summer 2022: Online course

Section ID:ENGRC 3500 101-SEM
Session:Summer Extra-session
Class dates:May 31-July 9, 2022
Final exam/project due:Saturday July 09, 11:59 PM (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Asynchronous distance learning
Instructor:Nathans-Kelly, T. (tmn46)
Max. enroll:16
Restrictions:Seniors and juniors in the College of Engineering
Notes:On occasion, individuals and teams will meet in a live Zoom session with the instructor. These sessions will be scheduled to best fit the students' schedules.
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

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Summer 2022: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ENGRC 3500 102-SEM
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 21-July 29, 2022
Final exam/project due:Friday July 29, 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM / Warren Hall B02 (see Final exams)
Time / room:MTRF 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM / Warren Hall B02
Mode of instruction:In person
Instructor:Wang, H. (hw472)
Max. enroll:16
Restrictions:Juniors and Seniors only
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.