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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Apr 14, 2024
 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
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COMMRC 1147 - THE RHETORIC OF SCIENCE


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
The course examines how scientists persuade and dissuade each other and broader publics in the creation and dissemination of knowledge. It addresses such topics as: rhetoric and the production of scientific findings, communication of scientific knowledge to various publics, persuasive influences on funding decisions, how the public might better understand or influence scientific processes, and the intersection of science and public policy. These will be studied in the context of major science-related controversies of the recent past.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Requirements: PREQ: (COMMRC 0310 or 0081) and ENG 0102 or ENGCMP (0002 or 0006 or 0020 or 0200 or 0203 or 0205 or 0207 or 0208 or 0210 or 0212 or 0213 or 0214) or ENGFLM 0210 or FP (0003 or 0006)
Course Attributes: Global Studies, Writing Intensive Course (WRIT)


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