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Senior Colloquium in Integrative Sciences
CIS 322
Spring 2025
Section: 01  
This course may be repeated for credit.

This is a special colloquium course focused on skills associated with science communication and, in particular, communicating student's own research to various audiences. Given the broad benefits that research has on society, and the federal funding derived from tax-payer dollars, scientists have an ethical obligation to communicate the results of their work to various stakeholders. In addition, scientists find that communicating and discussing their work with others is an invaluable method of idea generation. Finally, sharing our work with others is fun and gratifying, particularly at the end of a large project (e.g., a thesis)! These skills transcend our particular departments and are common across STEM fields. With disciplinary humility, we will engage in skill-building using various resources available to us on campus. There will be an opportunity for students to identify skill sets that they are particularly interested in, so that they can be incorporated into the course. There will be readings, classroom discussions, presentations, guest lectures, and visits to centers on campus. This course is part of the CIS major, and it is expected that all senior CIS majors will be enrolled.
Credit: .5 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM CIS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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