Communication in the Life Sciences (SCCOM 100)

This course emphasizes effective written, oral, and visual communication in the life sciences. Students will have the opportunity to shape these communication skills through iterative design processes that emphasize attention to audience, the purpose of your communications, and student agency. Students will work individually and collaboratively to craft messages for internal and external audiences, including scientists, government stakeholders, affected communities, or broader publics. Students will learn a variety of genres such as research reports, grant proposals, conference abstracts, conference posters, public talks, blog posts, and podcasts. Overall, this course will help students enhance their capacity to conduct research and report research findings, communicate ethically, and thereby effect important change.