IDS385W-001: Special Topics

Topic: Health and Science Writing

January 10, 2017 - April 24, 2017
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
MW
10:00am - 11:15am
Emerson Hall E504
Tefft, Sheila
WRT44584

Fall, spring. Highly focused courses, drawing on multiple disciplines of the humanities and social sciences; may be repeated for credit when topics vary.

Science shapes our lives every day. Although scientists influence policy and public perceptions, the news media are the way the public learns about complexities and understands successes and failures. This journalism course focuses on reporting and writing about health and science for multimedia. Students will develop semester beats on topics of their choice and learn to write and use technology to produce powerful print, online and broadcast journalism. By reporting and producing news reports about science and health, they will join the public discourse on some of the most crucial issues of the day. This course does not assume any background in journalism.

The schedule of courses on O.P.U.S. is the official listing of courses, including days and times they meet and the General Education Requirements they satisfy. Students should use course descriptions as general guidelines. Course requirements, grading details, book lists, and syllabi are subject to change.