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Science on the Radio

E&ES 121
Spring 2010
Section: 01  
This course may be repeated for credit.
Course Cluster: Service-Learning

Exciting science and environmental projects are under way at Wesleyan and around Wesleyan. These include classroom research projects, senior theses, graduate research, and faculty publications. Translating science into understandable language takes practice. By listening to science radio shows and reading the stories, we will learn how the translation is done and do it with our own materials. We will also have the opportunity to discuss the science projects being done by young scientists at Green Street and in elementary after-school programs. Participants will be expected to produce a weekly half-hour radio show on WESU, "Lens on the Earth." All shows will be podcast and stored on WESU. Class members will critique each other's shows to improve the speaking voice, style of presentation, and content. Extensive out-of-class time will be needed to produce the show.

Essential Capabilities: Information Literacy, Speaking
Speaking: Radio is an auditory method of communication and requires the ability to speak clearly and effectively. Students will be required to articulate and advocate ideas and to express in words the nature and import of scientific work.
Information Literacy: Translating science research into vivid word images will require the ability to select types and sources of information, evaluate their importance and communicate the project to a non-science listening audience.
Credit: .5 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM E&ES
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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