COMM 3020

COMM 3020

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

How to write about science, technology, and medicine for the media. Writing assignments focus on writing news for web sites, blogs, magazines, and other media.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: sophomores or higher.

Comments Students must have completed at least one college-level writing course before taking this course. This course receives more credit than typical for the meeting pattern due to substantial academic activity outside of instructional hours.

  • Students will be able to define science news.
  • Students will be able to identify audiences for science news and target your writing to them.
  • Students will be able to write basic science news stories.
  • Students will be able to report and write science feature stories.
  • Students will be able to explain key constraints on and opportunities for science journalism, including changes in science journalism as it adapts to a new media world.
  • Students will be able to investigate current topics of concern to the science journalism community.
  • Students will be able to discuss the social context in which science journalism operates.

View Enrollment Information

  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: STS 3020

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2153 COMM 3020   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    One college-level writing course. No first-year students.

  •  2166 COMM 3020   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person