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Communication for Geoscientists (204-0-01)


Magdalena Rose Osburn
Tech F291/F292
Office Hours: by appointment

Meeting Info

Technological Institute F391: Tues, Thurs 2:00PM - 3:20PM

Overview of class

This course will help undergraduate Earth Sciences majors hone their communication skills, and learn some specific communication styles applicable to our field. Science writing and scientific literature can be intimidating and obtuse. This course is designed to break manuscripts down into their base components, detailing the goal, style, and content required for each section. In addition we will cover verbal and visual forms of communication such as posters and talks. Writing is learned through practice, so this course will be hands on with weekly assignments, peer review, and required classroom engagement.

Registration Requirements

Restricted to declared Earth majors (or with instructor permission).

Class Materials (Required)

1. Writing Science, Joshua Schimel, ISBN: 9780199760244 ($43 new, $20 used rental)

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements: Registration is reserved for Earth and Planetary Sciences majors & minors during the pre-registration period. Registration is reserved for Earth & Planetary Sciences majors and minors