This course provides an introduction to most forms of science communication intended for non-scientific audiences, such as news and feature writing for both print and online outlets, video scripts, university communications, industry public relations, and more.
We will introduce various careers and considerations in science communication, including the ins and outs of being a freelance writer. We’ll also provide tips on interviewing and other tools and techniques needed to accurately convey complicated subjects in an engaging way to a variety of audiences.
Please note: This course is about communicating scientific topics to non-scientific audiences, not about writing scientific journal articles or grants.
Weekly Course Topics:
- Fundamentals I
- Fundamentals II
- Writing for Video/Controversial Topics
- Brand Journalism
Quarters Offered: Winter Quarter (Online) | Summer Quarter (Online)
Course Fee: $425
Prerequisite: Mastery of written English, experience in writing, and general knowledge of science are strongly encouraged.
Questions: Contact the academic department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course Number: WCWP-40105
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Science Communication
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7/11/2023 - 9/12/2023
This course is entirely web-based and to be completed asynchronously between the published course start and end dates. Synchronous attendance is NOT required.
You will have access to your online course on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
No information available at this time.
Early enrollment advised.
No refunds after: 7/18/23.
Early Enrollment Discount: $400 ($425 if enrolled after 6/5/2023).
This is an Online Asynchronous course.
All instruction and course materials delivered and
completed online between the published course start and
end dates. You will have access to your course on the
published start date OR 1 business day after your
enrollment is confirmed, if you enroll on or after the
published start date.
To login to your course, go to your MyExtension
account, select My Courses, select this course and then
click the link that appears under Online Provider.
7/11/2023 - 9/12/2023
You will have access to your course materials on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the Arts, Humanities, Languages & Digital Arts department at 858-534-5760 or email@example.com for information about when this course will be offered again.