ERIC Number: EJ917846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
German Academic Programs in Technical Communication
Smith, Herb J.
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v33 n4 p349-363 2003
While research in international technical communication has flourished during the last 10 years, there has been little published on technical communication programs outside the United States. This article addresses this need by describing 12 representative academic technical communication programs in Germany, including Germany's first master's degree program. While there are no statistics on the number of technical communicators working in Germany, tekom (Gesellschaft fur technische Kommunikation), the German professional society for technical communication, estimates roughly 4,400 members. While German academic programs in technical communication share many features with their counterparts in the United States, German academic programs do stress internships, foreign language study, and study abroad exchange programs more than technical communication programs in the United States.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, International Education, College Programs, College Curriculum, Comparative Education, Technical Writing, Exchange Programs, Study Abroad, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, College Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany; United States