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Program Sample Plan

Program name: Technical Writing and Communication B.S.
Sub-plan: Information Technology and Design
Sample Plan: Information Technology and Design
Total Credits: 120.0
The sample plan below shows you one of several possible ways to complete this degree. Your academic plan may look different if you have already fulfilled some requirements, if you have multiple course options to choose from in your major, or if courses don't fit your schedule in a given term. Use Graduation Planner to make your customized plan, and work with your academic adviser to ensure that you are on track to graduate on time.
Year 1 - Fall Semester: 15.0 cr
CLA 1001: First Year Experience I 1.0 cr
Freshman Composition :4.0 cr
WRIT 1001 - The Art of Explaining Things: Introduction to Technical Writing and Communication : 3.0 cr
COMM 1101 - Introduction to Public Speaking (prerequisite to Elective WRIT 3257) [CIV] 3.0 cr
LE (Biological Sciences) :4.0 cr
Year 1 - Spring Semester: 15.0 cr
CLA 1002: First Year Experience II 1.0 cr
CSCI 1113 - Introduction to C/C++ Programming for Scientists and Engineers : 4.0 cr
LE (Physical Sciences) :4.0 cr
Elective :3.0 cr
Elective :3.0 cr
Year 2 - Fall Semester: 16.0 cr
WRIT 3562W - Technical and Professional Writing : 4.0 cr : WI
WRIT 3671 - Visual Rhetoric and Document Design : 3.0 cr
LE (Global Perspectives) :3.0 cr
LE (Historical Perspectives) :3.0 cr
Elective :3.0 cr
Year 2 - Spring Semester: 17.0 cr
WRIT 3701W - Rhetorical Theory for Writing Studies : 3.0 cr : WI
WRIT 3221W - Communication Modes and Methods : 3.0 cr : WI
CSCI 1001 - Overview of Computer Science : 4.0 cr : MATH, TS
LE (Social Sciences) :3.0 cr
Elective :3.0 cr
CLA 3002 - Career Kickstarter: Finding Internships and Other Career-Related Experiences 1.0 cr
Year 3 - Fall Semester: 15.0 cr
WRIT 4501 - Usability and Human Factors in Technical Communication : 3.0 cr
WRIT 3257 - Technical and Professional Presentations : 3.0 cr
WRIT 3381W - Writing and Modern Cultural Movements : 3.0 cr : AH, WI
COMM 3211 - Introduction to Media Studies : 3.0 cr
LE (Environment) :3.0 cr
Year 3 - Spring Semester: 14.0 cr
WRIT 3441 - Editing, Critique, and Style : 3.0 cr
GDES 4131W - History of Graphic Design : 4.0 cr : WI
LE (Literature) :3.0 cr
Elective :4.0 cr
Year 4 - Fall Semester: 15.0 cr
WRIT 4662W - Writing With Digital Technologies : 3.0 cr : WI
WRIT 3896 - Internship in Technical Writing and Communication : 3.0 cr
WRIT 3577W - Rhetoric, Technology, and the Internet : 3.0 cr : TS, WI
LE (Civic Life and Ethics) :3.0 cr
Elective :3.0 cr
Year 4 - Spring Semester: 13.0 cr
WRIT 4999 - Technical Writing and Communication Capstone : 3.0 cr
WRIT 3029W - Business and Professional Writing : 3.0 cr : WI
LE (Race, Power, and Justice US) :3.0 cr
Elective :4.0 cr