MEFB 505 (02) - Introduction to Applied Science Communication

Science Communication

Durham   Life Sciences & Agriculture :: Marine,Estuarine,Freshwater
Credits: 4.0
Term: Summer 2023 - Shoals Summer Session (05/22/2023 - 08/21/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 70808
Special Fees: $7,911.00
In this course students develop the capacity to solve increasingly challenging problems with greater independence. Students fill their science communication "tool box," learning how to engage a nonscientist audience. They will be introduced to video production, podcasts, Wikipedia editing, public science events, social media platforms, blogging and press release writing. After gaining basic skills with these communication platforms and tools, students will apply their skills to a topic of their own research interest on the island. Students will actively participate in a local public science event (Rock talks) and learn how to start a science cafe on their own. Students will receive feedback from their peers and their instructors, and by the end of this course they will become more effective science communicators. Skills gained in this course in this unique environment can be applied to any research field and are essential for every scientist. Prereq: BIOL 411, BIOL 412. Special Fee. (Summers only at Shoals Marine Lab.)
Campuses not allowed in section: CPS Online
Only listed majors in section: GRAD/NONDEGREE, UNDG/NONDEGREE
Instructors: David Buck

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
7/31/2023 8/14/2023 Hours Arranged SHOALS LAB