Fall 2017 - CMPT 105W D100

Process, Form, and Convention in Professional Genres (3)

Class Number: 7520

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
    SUR 3310, Surrey

  • Instructor:

    Harinder Khangura
    khangura@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-7575
    Office: SUR 4116
  • Prerequisites:

    Corequisite: CMPT 106 or MSE 102.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The course teaches fundamentals of informative and persuasive communication for professional engineers and computer scientists in order to assist students in thinking critically about various contemporary technical, social, and ethical issues. It focuses on communicating technical information clearly and concisely, managing issues of persuasion when communicating with diverse audiences, presentation skills, and teamwork. Students with credit for ENSC 102, ENSC 105W or MSE 101W may not take CMPT 105W for further credit. Writing.

COURSE DETAILS:

Within the context of writing processes, CMPT 105W teaches the fundamentals of informative and persuasive communication for computing scientists and professional engineers in order to assist students in thinking critically about various contemporary technical, social, and ethical issues. The course focuses on communicating technical information clearly and concisely as well as managing issues of persuasion when communicating with diverse audiences. Students will complete several individual assignments related to writing, as well as creating PowerPoint and poster presentations. Students are also introduced to the University's Co-op program and will explore effective resume writing techniques.

Note that CMPT 105W-3 meets the SFU requirement for a lower division writing intensive course.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Topics:
- Inventing, organizing, and planning for writing
- Drafting and research
- Revising and editing
- Design for persuasive and informative papers
- Layout of resumes and cover letters
- Design for PowerPoint presentations
- Conventions for referencing and organizing papers

Grading

  • Written Assignments, Participation, Quizzes, and Presentations. A more detailed marking scheme will be provided in the first lecture.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Strategies for Engineering Communication, Steve Whitmore, Susan Stevenson, John Wiley and Sons, 2002        
ISBN: 9780471128175

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS