Developing Health and Scientific Literacy
Fall 2021 | CRN: 45393 | MW 2:00-3:15 | 301 High Street
Prerequisites: College Composition II
This course will help students navigate scientific and medical scholarship to better understand cutting edge research into issues that affect all of humanity, such as climate change and genetic engineering. In this course, students will learn to identify, evaluate, and report on scholarly sources, gaining comfort with reading and understanding technical language. Students will learn about how scientific and medical scholarship is produced and circulated, and what institutions, practices, and ethical standards influence those processes. Students will practice reading and summarizing scholarly sources, as well as translating them for lay audiences. Students will also learn to engage health and scientific scholarship for its intersections with social concerns and communal values.