21W.825 Advanced Science Writing Seminar I

Class Info

First term of year-long graduate sequence in science writing offers students intensive workshops and critiques of their own writing, and that of published books, articles, and essays; discussions of ethical and professional issues; study of science and scientists in historical and social context; analysis of recent events in science and technology. Emphasis throughout on developing skills and habits of mind that enable the science writer to tackle scientifically formidable material and write about it for ordinary readers. Topics include the tools of research, conceived in its broadest sense- including interviewing, websites, archives, scientific journal articles; science journalism, including culture of the newsroom and magazine-style journalism; science essays. Considerable attention to science writing's audiences, markets, and publics and the special requirements of each.

This class has no prerequisites.

21W.825 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 14N-112.

This class counts for a total of 24 credits.

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