Core Courses-Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

Core Courses

In addtion to prerequisites in mathematics, statistics, and computer science, students in both the Technical Communication (TC) and Scientific and Medical Communication (SMC) tracks take a common set of 5 Technical Writing & Communication (TWC) Core Requirements in writing, communication, and information design. To complement these foundations courses, TWC students take a set of 3 Theory/Specialization courses specific to either TC or SMC (see the section on Customizing the Degree). In addition, students in the SMC track take a series of 3 courses in the natural sciences or engineering relevant to their areas of interest, while TC students take 3 electives in management, technology, and social issues. 

TWC Core Requirements (5 courses)

76-26x Survey of Forms (Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, or Screenwriting)
76-271 Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing
76-390 Style
76-391 Document Design*

76-487

Web Design** (and 76-488 Web Design Lab)

*  prerequisite = 76-271 Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing
**prerequisite = 76-271 Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing + 76-391 Document Design