COMM 221 - Quantitative Skills for Communication Studies
Fall 2022, Section 004
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, SS, QR/1
Credit Exclusions:
No credit for students who have completed COMM 121.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 102 strongly recommended.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

In Debating Politics and Science, students take on key roles in the process of translating contemporary science into public policy. Working in small groups over the course of the term, we simulate and learn about the distinct roles of scientific research, social science, outreach, and policymakers in affecting change on key social outcomes related to a key scientific issue in the news. Over the course of the term, students experience the key challenges encountered in making sense of the science, understanding how it relates to public behavior, identifying strategies that can help to “move the needle,” and organizing the class to ensure that our efforts are successful and that the science is effectively and accurately communicated in the process. The focus of the class changes from term to term to track scientific issues that are relevant to policy such as coronavirus and climate change.

Intended Audience:

Freshmen or sophomores

Class Format:

Lecture is a hybrid mode: Meets in person once a week, with some remote work. Lab section once per week for 2.0 hours.

Schedule

COMM 221 - Quantitative Skills for Communication Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
  Hybrid
33732
Open
8
 
1
Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Associated lab sections: 2, 3. Asynchronous lectures; in-person large group discussions on Tuesdays.
002 (LAB)
 In Person
33734
Open
8
 
-
F 9:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (LAB)
 In Person
33735
Closed
0
 
1
F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (LEC)
  Hybrid
33736
Open
1
 
-
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Associated lab sections: 5, 6. Asynchronous lectures; in-person large group discussions on Thursdays.
005 (LAB)
 In Person
33737
Open
1
1Comm St Major
-
M 12:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (LAB)
 In Person
35066
Closed
0
 
-
M 10:00AM - 12:00PM

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