Middlebury

WRPR 0363

Science Writing for the Public

Science Writing for the Public
This class is an introduction to writing about science–including nature, medicine, and technology–for general readers and for online publication. Students will publish in our online magazine (constructed Spring 2017). In our reading and writing we explore the craft of making scientific concepts, and the work of scientists, accessible to the public through news articles and essays. The chief work of the class is students' writing. Students will also learn to manipulate images and how to use digital storytelling. As part of our exploration of the craft of science writing, we will read essays and articles by writers such as David Quammen, Atul Gawande, Michael Pollan, and Elizabeth Kolbert; we will also read from The Best Science and Nature Writing (Amy Stewart, ed, 2016). 3 hrs. Sem.
Subject:
Writing and Rhetoric Program
Department:
Writing and Rhetoric Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR CW LIT NOR
Equivalent Courses:
CRWR 0363

Sections

Spring 2020

WRPR0363A-S20 Seminar

Fall 2019

WRPR0363A-F19 Seminar (Vila)

Fall 2018

WRPR0363A-F18 Seminar (Vila)