LANG 3024

Science Communication in English (Life Science)

(For DDP only) CORE 1403 OR CORE 1404 OR LANG 1003 (prior to 2022-23); (For all others) LANG 2010

The course focuses on developing students' ability to communicate life science knowledge to the general public through effective writing and speaking skills. In writing, students learn the specific skills to produce genres of both expository and persuasive nature and reflect on how to argue for their own stance of a controversial issue in an accessible manner without losing the scientific complexity. In speaking, students learn how to communicate life science notions and implications to nonexpert audiences using oral presentations with appropriate rhetorical and stylistic devices. For BCB, BISC and BIOT students only.