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WRI 260 Science Writing

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Course Description

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.

Course Details

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

Prerequisites

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)




Sections

  WRI 260 - 006 Science Writing  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
 
Online:   07 Feb 2017 to 03 Apr 2017
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $545.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
5% Bundle Discount
 
Delivery Options:  Online
Instructor(s): Thomas Keenan, BA, MSc (Eng), MA, EdD, MLE, FCIPS, ISP, ITCP
  Reading List / Textbook:  TBA
  Section Notes:  

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.

This course will be delivered using Desire2Learn (D2L). Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am on the start date. A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers.

  
 


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