Professional Communication 2
The objective of this course is to guide students in the writing of common text types (genres) needed when working in scientific and engineering communities and presenting that information in an oral form. Students will first study the essential skills of good professional communication: accuracy, clarity, and conciseness. They will then learn to apply these skills in the writing of e-mails, memos, summaries, proposals, and technical reports. At the end of the course, students will polish their oral presentation skills, and learn how to design an effective presentation that communicates their message in an accurate, clear, and concise manner.
- Learn the basic skills necessary to communicate ideas in science and engineering in written and oral forms.
- Understand the characteristics of the major genres used in science and engineering in terms of audience, purpose, organization, flow, style, and presentation.
- Develop basic presentation skills.
- Discuss issues in professional communication in English.
Download a course syllabus here.
- Course materials will be announced in the first lesson.
- Bringing an advanced English/Japanese dictionary to class is recommended.
Assessment and grading
- Student evaluations will be based on a series of written reports, class participation, and an end of term report.
- Test Absence Policy
- Students are encouraged to visit the Nishi-Waseda Campus writing center (Bldg. 60, 2nd floor, Room 201). More information can be found here.