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Courses - Fall 2019
Communication Department Site
Selected Topics in Communication; Science, Media, and the Public
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
This course is designed to introduce the interrelationship among science , media, and society. We will address current thinking about how do mass media shape the nature of public debates about science, where do people go for information about science, and how public understand science. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to specify the roles of knowledge, expertise, risk, media, public understanding and discourse play in perceptions of science and policy making.