Graduate Course Descriptions

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5480. Science Communication I: Speaking to Public Audiences

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor consent required. Intended for graduate students in a STEM field or advanced undergraduates with experience in STEM research or journalism.

Grading Basis: Graded

Readings from the primary literature on factors influencing the success of science communications, analysis of video examples of science communicators, and discussion of the relationship of scientists to the press, public and specialized audiences. Class exercises include video-recording mock interviews, working directly with journalists, writing social media posts, and exchanging constructive feedback with peers on speaking and interview skills.

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