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How To Read This Schedule: All readings will be completed before class on the date on which they are assigned. Anything in bold is work to be completed before class and brought with you on the day listed. Paper due dates, also in bold, indicate that the completed manuscript of your paper must be in the correct dropbox on eCampus before class starts on the day indicated.
Unit 1: Theory
Week 1 What is a Scientist?
- Science in Action, Introduction, chs. 1-2
Week 2 What does a Scientist Really Do?
- Science in Action, chs. 3-4
Week 3 How Does Science Work?
- Science in Action, chs. 5-6
Week 4 Why Write About Science?
Week 5 Where Do I Find Stories?
- “Finding Story Ideas and Sources” in Field Guide
- “Reporting From Science Journals” in Field Guide
- All Sections in “Getting Data” in Handbook
Unit 2: Method
Week 6 Where Can I Do This?
- “Television Science” in Encyclopedia
- All Chapters in “Communicating Science From Institutions” in Field Guide
Week 7 Controversy
Week 8 How Do I Work With Data?
Week 9 How Do I Present Data?
Week 10 How Do I Make Data Interactive?
Unit 3: Practice
Week 11 What Tools Can Make Data Easier to Work With?
Week 12 How Do I Plan My Project?
Week 13 Turkey
Week 14 How's It Going?
Week 15 How's It Going?