New science journalism class

Dear Colleagues – we are pleased to offer a new Journalism course for all students – particularly  students who would like to write about science for a general audience. All majors are welcome.
JOUR471 Science Journalism
3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.
Students will explore media coverage of science. They will examine the interconnections of scientific advances and public understanding. The seminar format will allow students to interview scientists and journalists, to discuss work, and to become science communicators. Students will choose their own subjects for reporting projects.
Spring 2015, CRN 61607
Meets: 3-4:50 p.m. Mondays, Room 336 Gregory Hall.
Instructor: Jennifer Follis,
Julian Parrott, Ed.D
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Services
College of Media
University of Illinois