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TCID 330 Science Communication

In this course, students create STEM-focused science communication documents, including articles, science blogs, posters, infographics, and presentations, in ways that convey a clear purpose to a specific audience. This course especially benefits students who need to communicate on science-related topics with a variety of audiences.


4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 15, 2022 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Convey a clear purpose for STEM-focused science communication to a specific audience through creation, revision, and dissemination of STEM-focused science communication content.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the demands of rhetorical situations by choosing appropriate science communication genres, such as articles, science blogs, posters, infographics, and presentations.
  • Apply the student peer review to give feedback on and revise science communication documents.
  • Demonstrate core technical communication principles in critiquing and translating STEM documents.
  • Apply multimodality--the interplay between different communication modes (for example, between text and images)--to construct effective documents to convey STEM information.
  • Explore the implications of ethics for science communication, including topics on equity, in specific rhetorical contexts.
  • Demonstrate linguistic and textual competence marked by effective sentence structure as well as unified and coherent paragraphs.
  • Create and present persuasive, accessible, and usable science communication documents using theories and principles of visual and information design.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 1: Communication

  • Understand/demonstrate the writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing and presentation.
  • Participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
  • Locate, evaluate, and synthesize in a responsible manner material from diverse sources and points of view.
  • Select appropriate communication choices for specific audiences.
  • Construct logical and coherent arguments.
  • Use authority, point-of-view, and individual voice and style in their writing and speaking.
  • Employ syntax and usage appropriate to academic disciplines and the professional world.

Fall 2023

Section Title Instructor books eservices
50 Science Communication Menagarishvili, Olga Books for TCID-330-50 Fall 2023 Course details for TCID-330-50 Fall 2023