Principles and Practice of Science Communication

World map showing locations of avian flu cases.

A map of nations with confirmed cases H5N1 Avian Influenza (May 19, 2006), from the U.S. government's public information Web site PandemicFlu.gov. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.)

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MIT Course Number

STS.014

As Taught In

Spring 2006

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

This course helps in developing skills as science communicators through projects and analysis of theoretical principles. Case studies explore the emergence of popular science communication over the past two centuries and consider the relationships among authors, audiences and media. Project topics are identified early in the term and students work with MIT Museum staff. Projects may include physical exhibits, practical demonstrations, or scripts for public programs.

Durant, John. STS.014 Principles and Practice of Science Communication, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/science-technology-and-society/sts-014-principles-and-practice-of-science-communication-spring-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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