STS.034 Science Communication: A Practical Guide


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Develops students' abilities to communicate science effectively in a variety of real-world contexts. Covers strategies for dealing with complex areas like theoretical physics, genomics and neuroscience, and addresses challenges in communicating about topics such as climate change and evolution. Projects focus on speaking and writing, being an expert witness, preparing briefings for policy-makers, writing blogs, giving live interviews for broadcast, and creating a prospectus for a science exhibit in the MIT Museum. Enrollment limited.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.034 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by B. Venkataraman.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-257.

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

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Science Communication: A Practical Guide site or on the STS.034 Stellar site.

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