21W.034 Science Writing and New Media: Perspectives on Medicine and Public Health


Class Info

Public health topics, such as AIDS, asthma, malaria control, obesity, and sleep deprivation, provide a unifying focus as students explore diverse modes of science writing. Readings include essays by such writers as Atul Gawande, Danielle Ofri, Jerome Groopman, and William Carlos Williams, as well as peer-reviewed journal articles. Assignments include a critical review, a scientific literature review, a brochure suitable for general distribution, an autobiographical narrative, a resume, a job application letter, and oral presentations. Limited to 18.

This class has no prerequisites.

21W.034 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by C. Taft.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 1-246.

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

In the Fall 2013 Subject Evaluations, 21W.034 was rated 5.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the http://www.google.com/search?&q=MIT+%2B+21W.034&btnG=Google+Search&inurl=https site or on the 21W.034 Stellar site.

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