Spring 2022 - CMPT 105W D100

Social Issues and Communication Strategies in Computing Science (3)

Class Number: 5535

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    AQ 3153, Burnaby

    We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    AQ 3005, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

This course teaches the fundamentals of informative and persuasive communication for professional engineers and computer scientists. A principal goal of this course is 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, MSE 101W or SEE 101W may not take CMPT 105W for further credit. Writing.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course teaches the fundamentals of informative and persuasive communication for professional engineers and computer scientists. A principal goal of this course is 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, MSE 101W or SEE 101W may not take CMPT 105W for further credit. 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 work within groups in order to create a PowerPoint presentation. Note that CMPT 105W-3 meets the SFU requirement for a lower division writing intensive course.

Topics:

  • 1. Inventing, organizing, and planning for writing.
  • 2. Drafting and research.
  • 3. Revising and editing.
  • 4. Design for persuasive and informative papers.
  • 5. Layout of resumes and cover letters.
  • 6. Design for PowerPoint presentations.
  • 7. Conventions for referencing and organizing papers.

Grading

NOTES:

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

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Engineering Communication: From Principles to Practice. , Irish, Robert. & Weiss, Robert Eliot. (2013).2nd Ed., Irish, Robert. & Weiss, Robert Eliot. (2013). Engineering Communication: From Principles to Practice. 2nd Ed. Ontario: Oxford University Press.,
ISBN: 9780195446920

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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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

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.