Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Oct 14, 2019  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COMM 3020 - Science Writing for the Media

(crosslisted) STS 3020  
Fall. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: college-level writing course. Enrollment limited to: 24 students. Not open to freshmen.

N. A. Porticella, Staff.

How to write about science, technology, and medicine for the media. Writing assignments focus on writing news for web sites, blogs, magazines, and other media.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to define science news.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to identify audiences for science news and target your writing to them.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to write basic science news stories.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to report and write science feature stories.

Outcome 5: Students will be able to explain key constraints on and opportunities for science journalism, including changes in science journalism as it adapts to a new media world.

Outcome 6: Students will be able to investigate current topics of concern to the science journalism community.

Outcome 7: Students will be able to discuss the social context in which science journalism operates.

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