Rhetorics and Science Communication

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LMR004B10
Vaknaam Rhetorics and Science Communication
Niveau(s) universitaire minor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Rhetorics and Science Communication
Leerdoelen - Demonstrate an understanding of the role of communication in science, and the cultural, practical and policy-related role of science communication in wider society
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basic questions and methodologies used in science communication research
- Demonstrate the ability to carry out a constructive critical analysis of popular science communication efforts/products in a variety of real-world settings (events, TV, magazines)
- Communicate effectively through popular science writing, by writing about science-related topics for a variety of audiences;
- Demonstrate the ability to design an effective activity communicating science related topic for a variety of audiences
Omschrijving The course examines how scientists communicate (i.e., the rhetorics of) the processes and findings of their work to the public and how the public engages with science through the following means/spaces:
(a) Popular Science writing
(b) Science events (e.g., science cafes, festivals, art and science events); and,
(c) Video (e.g., documentaries, YouTube)
The aim of the course unit is to provide students with an understanding of the different forms of science communication (oral, written, visual/non-written) and the opportunity to practise those through practical work as well as written assignments. This class supports students in developing understandings about the state of the art of the field of science communication and in developing the abilities needed to communicate science effectively in a variety of real-world contexts. In the course we will examine how different audiences determine the way science is communicated and we will develop a set of best practices for effective science communication, which students will then apply in their own science communication projects.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
(2 uur werkcollege)
Toetsvorm opdrachten
(The course will be assessed with various assignments.)
Vaksoort bachelor jr 3
Coördinator dr. J. Olthof
Docent(en) dr. J.J.H. Klooster ,dr. S. Peels-Matthey
Opmerkingen All required literature will be made digitally available via the RUG Library
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Minor Rhetorics 3 semester I b keuze