This course is intended for scientists, science communicators, journalists and freelancers who write science news and stories for the general public. Topics include: writing skills, planning and structuring your work, finding and evaluating science stories, the roles of the internet, interviewing, controversy and ethics in science writing, fact checking and understanding statistics. Learn through study, practice, peer and instructor feedback, and assignments.
This course may be included in one of Continuing Education’s many certificates. To apply for a certificate and/or for more information about certificate programs please go to: http://conted.ucalgary.ca/public/listCertificate.do?method=load
Prerequisite: BMC 352 Learning Online
It is not possible to register online for this course until you have successfully completed BMC 352 Learning Online or have a Learning Online Prerequisite Waiver in your profile. You may enrol in this course, by telephone, if you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins.
Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)
- Professional Writing Certificate specializing in Business and Technical Writing : Professional Writing Optional Courses
- Professional Writing Certificate specializing in Marketing and Public Relations : Professional Writing Optional Courses