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.
- 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.
- 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.