Public Science Communication
Please register via INTD 1225A

Telling Science Stories: Science Communication for the Public
In this course we will engage with theories and practices for communicating science to public audiences. Through learning about audience, visual design, and storytelling, we will improve our ability to communicate science to non-specialists. Museum studies will be used as the focal paradigm for communicating STEM themes. Drawing on examples from Radio Lab and popular science writers, we will create a final project modeled after the “Flame Challenge”—an international competition in which scientists make their work accessible to non-specialists. Students will work in teams to create a multimodal story about scientific discoveries. (not open to students how have taken FYSE 1588)
Course Reference Number (CRN):
Subject Code:
Course Number:
Section Identifier:


WRPR 1225

All Sections in Winter 2022

Winter 2022

WRPR1225A-W22 Lecture (O'Brien)