Communicating Science to the Public (SCMA4106.01)

Hugh Crowl

One of the largest challenges scientists and media face is communication of complex scientific ideas to the public. This is despite the vast importance of this enterprise: if science is the advancement of human knowledge, scientists have an obligation to communicate what they learn to the public. In this class, we will learn strategies for communicating science to the public using electronic tools: specifically blogs, podcasts and web videos. A significant component of this will focus on writing about science for public consumption, in addition to technical instruction on how to record and edit audio and video. The topics of the projects in the course will be student-designed, so it is expected that students will enter the course with a firm grounding in science at the college level. Exceptions to this expectation may be granted on a case-by-case basis.

Prerequisites: A solid background in college-level science, or permission of the instructor.
Credits: 4
T 2:10pm-6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 16
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