JRN 505 Health and Science Journalism

Using current debates in the health and science fields, students learn how to bridge the gap between scientific jargon and readers or audiences. They address the importance of evaluating claims and explore techniques for communicating complex ideas. Students will be enrolled in sections with a view to the amount of journalism experience they bring to the course, and assignments will be tailored to these differing levels of experience. Lect: 2 hrs./Lab: 1 hr. Prerequisite: JRN 303 or JRN 304 or JRN 305 or JRN 306 or JRN 314 or NNS 101 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1




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