PUBLIC COMMUNICATION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
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.