THE NEED FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION COURSES IN GRADUATE LEVEL GEOLOGY CURRICULUMS
This discussion addresses possible solutions. Graduate geology departments can start to integrate TC classes into their curriculums or hire faculty trained in both disciplines. TC distance education courses could be adapted for use. TC professionals could be brought in to teach short courses. Geological conferences could include TC-skill seminars and thereby reach not only students but professionals as well. Including advanced technical communication skills in graduate programs will better serve students and their future employers. Recognizing the importance of technical communication as one of the necessary skills for geologists is the first step. Imparting these skills through education is the next.