Feb 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VC 201 - Vocabulary for Engineering

0 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits
Course Description
This elective class is designed to improve communication skills and specialist English language knowledge in the fields of civil, mechanical and electrical engineering. It emphasizes listening and speaking covering common topics to all engineering fields such as describing how technology works, assessing manufacturing techniques and engineering design. It aids students to describe technical problems and solutions through the study of different case studies in authentic engineering scenarios. It is designed to reinforce concepts in both oral and written contexts. Does not replace courses in core curriculum. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Improve your professional communication skills
  • Use and understand high-priority language useful in any branch of engineering
  • Explain how technology works
  • Describe technical functions and applications and emphasize technical advantages of products
  • Create a poster to visually represent and teach information about a material
  • Assess manufacturing and jointing and fixing techniques
  • Follow the steps in the design process to solve an everyday problem
  • Apply learned vocabulary to oral presentations and written explanations
  • Discover vocabulary words related to your major and create a manual to showcase their meanings

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • None

Katherine Toske

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