ALA 270 - Applied Liberal Arts Topics
Summer 2020, Section 001 - Science Communication Strategies: Public engagement outside the classroom
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
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Enforced Prerequisites:
Students cannot enroll if they have already completed 4 instances of ALA and/or UC 270.
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course takes a structured look at strategies for engaging diverse audiences to improve science communication to academic and non-academic communities, and to build scientific literacy and motivation for lifelong learning among members of the public. Taught by U-M Museum of Natural History public engagement professionals and other U-M science communication practitioners, will treat multiple modes of engagement in both synchronous and asynchronous methods. Topics will include K-12 school programs, hands-on opportunities, visual and oral presentations, exhibits, immersive theater, podcasting and graphic elements, and online options. The course will also look at some common resources and financial support for program development associated with academic research. Curriculum will prepare students to design, produce, and showcase projects that highlight their own field of study through multiple media. These will be considered for use in the U-M Museum of Natural History online programming.


ALA 270 - Applied Liberal Arts Topics
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001 (LEC)
19So or Jr or Sr
MW 2:00PM - 4:00PM

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