Science Writing and New Media: Communicating Science to the Public

A photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson speaking at the National Air and Space Museum.

Neil deGrasse Tyson speaking at the NASA Apollo 40th Gala in the National Air and Space Museum. Tyson is a well known astrophysicist who communicates science to the public via in-person appearances, television programs, and multiple books and research publications. (Image courtesy of Mike on flickr. License CC BY-BC-SA.)

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MIT Course Number

21W.035

As Taught In

Fall 2016

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

This course provides an introduction to writing about science (including medicine, technology, and engineering) for general readers. With a strong emphasis in background research, this course will help students build a foundation for strong science writing. Students will read works by accomplished science writers. Each assignment will focus on a different popular form, such as news articles, interviews, essays, and short features. 

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Jared Berezin. 21W.035 Science Writing and New Media: Communicating Science to the Public. Fall 2016. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.


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