2023-2024 Catalog

WRD 275 Popular Science Writing

This course is designed to give students the chance to combine skills in critical analysis and writing with their interests or training in the sciences. Students do not need to have a science background or be majoring in a science field to be successful in this class, but they do need to have an interest in science in order to write about it in compelling ways. The central goal of this course is to develop and refine skills in presenting scientific topics to popular audiences comprised mainly of non-scientists. Course readings and assignments will span a range of scientific fields, including environment and ecology, cognitive science, psychology, medicine and health, and life sciences.  


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Fine Arts