Sophomore Clinic

Sophomore Clinic

Sophomore Clinic

Course Curriculum

Sophomore Engineering Clinic merges communication coursework with an engineering design experience. It is collaboratively taught by faculty from the Writing Arts Department and Rowan's College of Engineering in the Fall and faculty from Communication Studies and Engineering in the Spring. Students spend part of their time each week lab, focused on engineering design principles, and the other part of the week in a composition classroom (fall) or public speaking classroom (spring), focusing on a number of written or oral deliverables that cover a variety of genres.

Coursework

In their labs, students will either complete two lab projects (each comprising a half-semester unit) or one larger lab project that spans the entire semester. Whichever approach is used, students submit several deliverables related to those projects. They also complete a professionalization sequence, a research sequence, and an "engineering in society" project, which requires them to explore the ethical dimensions of an engineering-related issue and to write about technical concepts for a non-technical audience.