This course provides the student with a working knowledge of various types of technical communication, including the writing of proposals, instructions, and reports. In this course, students will consider how technical writing functions and is formulated, as well as practice the production of technical documents, both textual and visual which  provide students opportunities to develop projects in their own areas of interest or expertise; most assignments will be largely free-form and accommodating of various topics, content, and tools of production.

The course deals with interactions between science and technology and social, cultural, political, and economic contexts that shape and are shaped by them. (CMO No. 20, series of 2013)

This interdisciplinary course engages students to confront the realities brought about by science and technology in society. Such realities pervade the personal, the public, and the global aspects of our living and are integral to human development. Scientific knowledge and technological development happen in the context of society with all its socio-political, cultural, economic, and philosophical underpinnings at play. This course seeks to instill reflective knowledge in the students that they are able to live the good life and display ethical decision making in the face of scientific and technological advancement.

This course includes mandatory topics on climate change and environmental awareness.