An important area of emphasis in the training of the IGERT Fellows will be the communication of science, both within and outside their own scientific community. IGERT students will have the options of taking one the new courses offered by Newhouse faculty.
Donald Torrance, faculty in the Newhouse School of Public Communication and documentary filmmaker, journalist and producer, will teach a course on Multimedia Reporting Climate Change. This course will immerse students in the principles and practices of writing and producing stories about the science of and adaptation to climate change and sustainability. Students will be exposed to the use of science story telling tools, including data visualization, 3D animation and virtual worlds.
The syllabus can be viewed here [pdf].
Students can register for COM 600, Spring 2016 course on MySlice.