WRT 335: Writing About Science and Health

Class Program
Credits 4
Integrative Experience Course
Integrative Experience

Maintaining clear communication between scientists and nonscientists is becoming increasingly important to modern society. In this course, students will analyze and write about topics in science and health, including climate change science, public health issues, as well as medical topics such as neuroscience and genetics. Complex ideas will be distilled by students into simple explanations after probing deeply into each topic via extensive research. Over the semester, students will (both individually and collaboratively) present their findings and write about topics with precision, clarity and objectivity. Students will also develop skills in audience analysis and critical research. At the end of the course, students will reflect on their experiences in light of current media coverage of relevant topics.

  • Completion of four Liberal Education Core Areas.
Semester Offered
Offered fall of odd-numbered years