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ARCHIVED 2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
ARCHIVED 2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CMS 335 - Communicating Science (3)

Prerequisites: 2 of the following--CMS 112 CMS 220 CMS 315 , or CMS 321  or permission.  Science majors prerequisite: BIO 351 CHM 351 , EVS 351 , or PHY 395 .
This course examines the disconnect between scientists, journalists, and the general public concerning vital scientific information. Students will examine case studies in which the communicative process has frustrated scientists and journalists alike and left the public woefully ignorant. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to utilize relevant communication theory to propose alternative paths and methods of communication for current and future scientific issues.