Journalism | JOURNALISM SPECIALTIES :Covering the World Around Us
J360 | 17188 | RSTR Zeynep Altinay

04:00P-05:15P   MW     EP 213
(cr. 3)
Are you interested in writing about cutting-edge science topics, from global warming to
evolution to intelligent design? Throughout the semester we will think creatively about
science and cover stories that matter to a changing world. Understanding and communicating
scientific concepts are highly demanded skills in both journalism and science related fields.
The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the basic skills and knowledge required of a
science journalist. We will learn to communicate science effectively, translate scientific jargon
for the general public, as well as discuss how science journalists influence news coverage of
controversial scientific concepts. Class meets MW 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Prerequisites: J 110 OR J 261 EP, J 155, J 200 AND ONE OF J 341 OR J 342 OR J 343. EACH
Do not take this course if you have previously completed Science Writing.