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STS115 HM - Communicating Science

Credit(s): 3

Instructor(s): Hamilton

Description: This course will examine the ways in which science has been written, performed and displayed for non-specialist audiences from the early 19th century to today. Looking at different modes of communication including books, museum exhibits, newspapers, documentaries and science blogs, we will ask how boundaries have been drawn around professional science. What kinds of expectations have been shaped about who gets to be a scientist and about the nature of scientific knowledge? For the final project, students will create a work of popular science in a medium of their choosing.

HSA Course Area(s): Science, Technology, & Society
HSA Writing Intensive: No