Center for Applied Liberal Arts
Writing for Science and the Environment
This course offers specialized training in the complexities of professional, scientific and environmental writing. Students develop advanced skills in researching, interviewing, and writing scientific and environmental topics for a variety of formats. Through the production of press releases, policy statements, technical white papers, and reports, students learn to communicate scientific information clearly and accurately. A particular focus is the written communication of scientific materials and complex scientific and environmental issues for general audiences and policymakers. Both the Chicago and APA styles will be practiced. Students are required to complete twelve writing assignments and one final paper.