Essays for Engineers
January 6, 2007 4:13 PM Subscribe
What readings would you recommend for a freshman composition class for Engineers?
posted by washburn to education (13 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
These readings shouldn't be too long, and should be accessible to any non-engineers who end up in the class (in fact, it's not strictly necessary that course readings concern engineering at all). The class isn't about business communication or technical writing, but is more an introduction to writing the "college essay," with a bit of engineering spin to keep things interesting for the technically inclined.
I'm happy with my syllabus already, yet I can't help but query the hive mind: What are some readings you think would generate interesting discussion and written work? Suggested readings that concern the social dimensions of engineering and design would be especially welcome.