Summer is right around the corner and the Department of Life Sciences Communication is offering a variety of classes to educate undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree students in both the theoretical and applied side of science communication. LSC is offering five classes this summer and each are online allowing students to enroll from all over the world.
Classes include LSC 350: Visualizing Science and Technology, an introductory course on the visual communication of science taught by professor Shiela Reaves. This online course overviews the principles of design, perception, and cognition, and outlines techniques used to portray science in the media. Students explore visual communication through illustrated lectures and visual image analysis in both written assignments and team presentations.
LSC faculty affiliate Don Stanley is teaching LSC 432: Social Media in the Life Sciences, an online course overviewing the foundations of content marketing. The course outlines effective digital marketing strategies and explores how social media can be leveraged for success. Students learn tools for social media communication specific to the sciences and are tasked with building their personal social media presence.