COMM 560 Writing For and About the Science Community

This course introduces the interpretation and analysis of complex scientific information—and the translation of difficult scientific concepts into lively and readable prose. Topics include: effective interview techniques; information-gathering skills; news and feature article structure; editing; writing for the general public, scientists and industry. Students will practice these skills through in-class and take-home writing assignments. Writing assignments will progress from short, weekly articles to longer pieces. By the end of the semester, each student will write a feature article.




Graduate Student or At Least Junior


College of Arts and Letters