21W.031 Science Writing and New Media: Explorations in Communicating about Science and Technology


Class Info

Examines principles of good writing, focusing on those associated with scientific and technical writing. Considers the effects of new media as an avenue for communicating about science. Students discuss scientific articles and essays and work in small groups to critique each other's writing. Assignments include a critical review, a science essay for the general public, and a research or service project proposal. Students choose topics that reflect their background and interests. Formal and informal presentations and group discussions develop oral communication skills. Limited to 18.

This class has no prerequisites.

21W.031 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by J. Melvold.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 56-180.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-HW.

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