Science Writing

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
English
Course Number: 
301SC
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
This class is designed to immerse students in some of the most extraordinary science writing published today. Drawing from magazines, the web, and longer works such as 'Five Days at Memorial,' 'Tom's River' and 'The Sixth Extinction,' we will closely examine how writers bring complex scientific material to life for the general reader. Students will be coached through a series of writing challenges culminating in the production of one magazine-length work. Throughout, we will focus on clarity of expression, felicity of style, the delivery of complex facts and concepts in accessible language, and the building of narrative.
Variable Credit Comments: 
meets English department seminar requirement
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
97002

Course Sections

Science Writing
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Catherine Manegold cmanegol@mtholyoke.edu W 01:15PM-04:05PM Clapp Laboratory 422