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SEC 10: Technical Seminar Presentations
3 units (3-0-0); first, second, third terms; MWF 9-10am, 10-11am, or 11am-12pm
Seniors required to take this course are given priority in registration.

The purpose of this course is to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to give effective oral presentations. The course will include a mix of formal instruction, group discussions, practice presentations, and individual feedback.


SEC 100: Special Topics in Scientific and Engineering Communication
Units to be arranged; terms to be arranged in consultation with the instructor.

Content may vary from year to year, at a level suitable for advanced undergraduate or graduate students. Topics will be chosen to meet the emerging needs of students.


SEC 111: Effective Communication Strategies for Engineers and Scientists
6 units (3-0-3); third term. Prerequisites: none.
Registration by application only, and EAS graduate students are given priority.

This graduate course offers instruction and practice in written and oral communication for scientists and engineers. The course is designed to increase students' effectiveness in communicating complex technical information to diverse audiences and to deepen their understanding of communication tools and techniques. Students will explore scientific storytelling through multiple communication genres, including research manuscripts and presentations, visual narratives, and traditional and social media channels. In-class workshops will provide students with the opportunity to revise their work and consider feedback from instructors and peers.