Courses of Study 2022-2023 
    
    Nov 26, 2022  
Courses of Study 2022-2023
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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: sophomores or higher.

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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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