COMP 250: Introduction to Scientific and Technical Communication

This course trains students in writing clear, readable, and well-organized technical communications, including presentations, end-user documentation, internal project documentation, and scientific papers.

Credit Hours



This required foundation course for the new BS majors the Department of Computer Science is intended to provide students with the knowledge and skills in writing, presentations, and other forms of technical communication expected of them in their future roles as science and technology professionals. The course covers the following topics: principles of organizing,developing, and writing technical information; forms and conventions common to scientific and technical disciplines; presentation of technical information to various audiences; principles and techniques of oral presentations; computer-aided visual presentation techniques. This course is officially approved for “writing-intensive” credit.


Students will learn to write clear technical documentation.


Semester/Year Instructor URL
Spring 2014 Roxanne Schwab
Spring 2012 Dr. Greenberg