Science Communication

Faculteit University College Groningen
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode UCGSC304
Vaknaam Science Communication
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Science Communication
Leerdoelen The course aims are as follows:

• To provide an introduction to popular science communication in the broader contexts of (a) the role of communication in science, and (b) the cultural, practical and policy-related role of science communication in wider society;
• To provide intellectual resources for constructive critical analysis of popular science communication in a variety of real-world settings;
• To cultivate students' practical communication skills, with particular emphasis on effective speaking and writing about science-related topics to a variety of audiences;
• To provide students with a range of resources and skills for effective communication of complex material
Omschrijving By adopting a 'science in/for society' theoretical paradigm, the course ‘Science Communication’ examines how scientists communicate the processes and findings of their work to the public and how the public engages with science through the following means/spaces:
(a) Science magazines/newspapers
(b) Science events (science cafes, festivals, TED-talks, art and science events, Famelab)
(d) Museums and science centers (NEMO, University Museum, Science Museum in London)
(c) Videos

The overarching goal of the course is to provide students with an understanding of different forms of science communication and the opportunity to practise those through practical work, physical and virtual field-trips to museums, as well as the assignments. This class develops the abilities of students to communicate science effectively in a variety of real-world contexts through projects that focus on speaking and writing for the general public.
Uren per week 4
Toetsvorm Assignments
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator prof. dr. L. Avraamidou
Docent(en) prof. dr. L. Avraamidou ,drs. L.T.J. Kraan ,drs. K.L.S. Krans ,dr. H.A.J. Mulder
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Health and Life Sciences  (Electives Year 3) - semester I a verplicht
Liberal Arts and Sciences  (Year 3) - semester I a keuze