ENGL 485 Writing About Science
ENGL 485 Writing About Science

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Course Schedule

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?

Wed 08/29

  • Science in Action, Introduction, chs. 1-2

Week 2 What does a Scientist Really Do?

Wed 09/05

  • Science in Action, chs. 3-4

Week 3 How Does Science Work?

Wed 09/12

  • Science in Action, chs. 5-6

Week 4 Why Write About Science?

Wed 09/19

Week 5 Where Do I Find Stories?

Wed 09/26

Unit 2: Method

Week 6 Where Can I Do This?

Wed 10/03

  • “Television Science” in Encyclopedia
  • All Chapters in “Communicating Science From Institutions” in Field Guide

Week 7 Controversy

Wed 10/10

Week 8 How Do I Work With Data?

Week 10 How Do I Make Data Interactive?

Wed 10/31

Unit 3: Practice

Week 11 What Tools Can Make Data Easier to Work With?

Wed 11/07

Week 12 How Do I Plan My Project?

Wed 11/14

Week 13 Turkey

Wed 11/21

No Class

Reading Day

Week 14 How's It Going?

Wed 11/28

Week 15 How's It Going?

Wed 12/05