|This course may be repeated for credit.|
|Course Cluster: Service-Learning|
Exciting science and environmental projects are under way at 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.
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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
RADIO PRODUCTION, 2005 Focal Press, Burlington, MA
Material on reserve and science radio programs.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
There will be no exams. Students will be required to attend class and participate in the production of weekly radio shows.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
POI criteria: Students need to write a 100-250 word statement about why this course and/or science communication is important to them and submit it to the instructor via email (email@example.com). Students will be producing a weekly, half-hour radio show, "Somewhat Science." It will air on WESU at 2:30 on Fridays. Preference will be given to students who have radio production experience and who are good writers.
The meeting time and place will be determined by the group, once they are chosen to register for this course.
|Instructor(s): O'Connell,Suzanne B. Times: TBA; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 8
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 4||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 4|