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Communication Courses

We have identified graduate courses that, based on their description in Explore Courses, appear to align with VPGE's Graduate Professional Development Framework or with our Preparing for Faculty Careers, Interdisciplinary Learning, or Diversity Initiatives portfolios. 

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Title Instructor(s) Quarter Day, Time, Location
BIOS 200 (section 1)
Foundations in Experimental Biology

This course is divided into two 3-week cycles. During the first cycle, students will be developing a 2-page original research proposal, which may be used for NSF or other...

2020-2021 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
10:00am - 12:00pm
BIOS 242 (section 1)
Writing Compelling Fellowships and Career Development Awards

An overview of principles and fundamentals for writing competitive fellowships (e.g. NIH F31, F32) and career development awards (e.g. NIH K Awards). Topics include:...

2020-2021 Autumn
BIOS 263 (section 1)
Applied Grant-Writing Skills for Fellowships

Graduate students in the Biosciences PhD Programs develop a fellowship proposal (e.g. NIH F31) focusing on required documents: 1-page specific aims as well as research and...

2020-2021 Spring
BIOS 292 (section 1)
Preparation & Practice: Science Communication & Media

Through tailored lecture, case study, and a practical final project, academic and professional leaders will help you gain insight into the science communications and media...

2020-2021 Summer
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2:30pm - 4:30pm
COMM 177D (section 1)
Specialized Writing and Reporting: Narrative Journalism (COMM 277D)

(Graduate students register for COMM 277D.) How to report, write, edit, and read long-form narrative nonfiction, whether for magazines, news sites or online venues. Tools...

2020-2021 Spring
Monday Wednesday
4:00pm - 5:50pm
COMM 208 (section 1)
Media Processes and Effects (COMM 108)

(Graduate students register for COMM 208.) The process of communication theory construction including a survey of social science paradigms and major theories of...

2020-2021 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
12:30pm - 1:50pm
COMM 277C (section 1)
Specialized Writing and Reporting: Health and Science Journalism (COMM 177C, EARTHSYS 177C, EARTHSYS 277C)

Practical, collaborative, writing-intensive advanced journalistic reporting and writing course in the specific practices and standards of health and science journalism....

2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 12:50pm
DLCL 312 (section 1)
Pitching and Publishing in Popular Media (ENGLISH 318, FEMGEN 312F)

Most of the time, writing a pitch for a popular outlet just means writing an email. So why be intimidated? This course will outline the procedure for pitching essays and...

2020-2021 Winter
10:30am - 12:20pm
EARTH 200A (section 1)
Your Professional Development

Navigating the transition from student to professional is a daunting and often times unpredictable journey. This course is designed to help start the process of career...

2020-2021 Autumn
1:00pm - 2:20pm
EARTH 200P (section 1)
Your Professional Development Practicum

Developing a strong portfolio of skills and tools takes resources and partners. This practicum enables the freedom to explore and develop a specific component of your...

2020-2021 Autumn