Science Communication: A Practical Guide

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Leslie Hawthorn, Jacob Kaplan-Moss, and Robert Lofthouse present together at DjangoCon 2008. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Kaplan-Moss on Flickr. CC-BY-NC.)

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MIT Course Number

STS.034

As Taught In

Fall 2011

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

This class develops the abilities of students to communicate science effectively in a variety of real-world contexts. It covers strategies for dealing with complex areas like theoretical physics, genomics and neuroscience, and addresses challenges in communicating about topics such as climate change and evolution. Projects focus on speaking and writing, being an expert witness, preparing briefings for policy-makers, writing blogs, and giving live interviews for broadcast, as well as the creation of an interactive exhibit for display in the MIT Museum.

Durant, John, and Bina Venkataraman. STS.034 Science Communication: A Practical Guide, Fall 2011. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/science-technology-and-society/sts-034-science-communication-a-practical-guide-fall-2011 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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