Confused by reports of cures, treatments, preventions and the latest dietary recommendations? Wondering what someone means when they say they’ve found a new species, or that a chemical may have estrogenic effects on an animal? Or, have a family member in such a state? This course is one in communication, with biology as the subject. Students taking this course will spend most of their time listening to and reading about biological discoveries and translating the reports into forms that a non-scientist can understand and appreciate. The course will primarily use a speaking and listening format- students will be talking about science and explaining it to their peers. Students will learn to cut through the scientific jargon to make biology (and, by extension other science) more accessible to the public in general.
Kinney, Kevin, "BIO 290A Explaining Biology Kinney Fall 2023" (2023). Course Syllabi. 30, Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University.