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New Undergraduate Course Supplement 2019

WRIT 44.03 Science Communication and the Public

Communicating science to the public is critical for modern society. Effective science communication can educate, encourage informed decision-making or policy choices about scientific issues, or ensure funding for scientific research. This course builds an understanding of how our society thinks about science and talks about controversial scientific topics, including how current media structures impact these conversations, to inform sound science communication practices. We will delve into current research on science communication, critically evaluate science communication approaches and practices, and learn basic, theory-driven practices for communicating science to various audiences.

Distributive and/or World Culture


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