PUBLIC COMMUNICATION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
31485
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
This course explores the theory and practice of writing that serves the public interest. We will focus on writing about science, technology, and the environment areas that influence our daily lives in innumerable ways. By composing in a variety of genres, students will gain a deeper understanding of the ethics of writing about science and technology for public audiences, the interaction of communication and rhetorical context, and how writing and revision can facilitate new ways of thinking. Students will study academic articles, professional examples, news coverage, and student work.
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: ENG 0102 or ENGCMP (0002 or 0006 or 0020 or 0200 or 0203 or 0205 or 0207 or 0208 or 0210 or 0212) or ENGFLM 0210 or FP (0003 or 0006) or (ENGR 0012 or 0712 or 0715 or 0716 or 0718)
Class Attributes
DSAS Phil. Think or Ethics General Ed. Requirement
Writing Intensive Course (WRIT)
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Ethical/Policy GE. Req.
Class Notes
The planned operational mode for this class when meeting in-person is ROTATED COHORT. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-rotated-cohort-classroom The current pandemic seems a good time to consider the relationship between science and democratic decision-making. In this course, we will explore theories, methods, challenges, and challenges of public deliberation and public communication of science and technology. The course will be offered in conjunction with an art exhibition called Art's Work in the Age of Biotechnology that invites viewers to consider what they want from genomic technologies, and why. Similarly, the course invites students to articulate what they want from public engagements--and then help to put their ideas into practice by contributing to exhibit programming.
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Elizabeth Pitts
Meets
MoWe 3:25PM - 4:40PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
242 Cathedral of Learning
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Seminar Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
21
Seats Open
1
Class Capacity
22
Unrestricted Seats
1
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
20