Student-Originated Studies: Science Writing in the Public Forum

Fall
Fall 2018
Olympia
Olympia
Daytime
Day
Sophomore-Senior
Sophomore–Senior
Class Size: 25
16
Credits per quarter

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From evolution to climate change, scientific discovery has often been followed by a battle for public opinion. This is no less true in the social media landscape of our digital age. Effective writing about scientific and/or environmental topics is more important than ever to informing the public, swaying lawmakers, or changing industry practices.

This student-originated studies program is designed for students with previous experience in science and/or environmental studies who want to hone and improve their writing. Through extended writing projects, each student will select a topic of personal interest, one in which they have appropriate background acquired via previous college-level academic work. The goal will be to craft a written document designed for a non-technical audience that will explore all aspects of the topic.

Although students will work independently, weekly workshop sessions will help ensure that that progress is being made and that writing and interpretative skills are being honed. Weekly seminars will also explore examples of popular science writing. For those interested, the program can serve as a culminating experience to a college career.

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

science, biology, environmental studies, and writing.

16

Credits per quarter

Prerequisites:

This program is designed for students with previous experience in science and/or environmental studies who want to hone and improve their writing. Students should have successfully completed at least one quarter of science or environmental studies coursework. Students should also  be proficient writers. Questions can be directed to the instructor via email ( mz@evergreen.edu ).

Online learning:
  • No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.
Sophomore-Senior
Class Standing: Sophomore–Senior
Class Size: 25
Daytime

Scheduled for: Day

Final schedule and room assignments:

Located in: Olympia