Science Writing ENGLISH X463.5

Course Description

Get a practical introduction to the diversity of science-writing opportunities, including those for news organizations, magazines, institutions and websites. Learn about finding story ideas and reliable sources, conducting interviews, matching writing style to the target audience and choosing the best structure for the given field. Study the craft of making complex, scientific concepts understandable and exciting to a general audience. In addition to many in-class exercises, you write a weekly science blog and an in-depth science article. A background in science is not required, but an interest in scientific topics is encouraged.

Applies Toward the Following Certificate(s) and Program(s)

Prerequisites

You must be proficient in English and have a solid grasp of English grammar.

Sections

ENGLISH X463.5 - 001 Science Writing
2013-2014 - Spring 2014
Jennifer Huber
Thu 6:30PM - 9:30PM
13 Mar 2014 to 15 May 2014
Wheeler Hall
Classroom 24
Berkeley Campus
  • Classroom
  • 10
  • 30.0
  • 2 semester units
  • Course Fee credit (2 units) $550.00
(Optional) A Field Guide for Science Writers: The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers
Oxford University Press
Blum, Knudson, Henig
(Optional) The Science Writers' Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age
Da Capo Lifelong Books
SciLance, Hayden, Nijhuis