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Communication Courses

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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...

2019-2020 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
10:30am - 12:20pm
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:...

2019-2020 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...

2019-2020 Spring
12:30pm - 2:30pm
BIOS 271 (section 1)
Writing Graduate Research Fellowships

Initial sessions focus on the basics of grantsmanship, review criteria (i.e. intellectual merit and broader impact), and required materials, with particular focus on the...

2019-2020 Autumn
9:00am - 11:00am
BIOS 279 (section 1)
Applied Grant-Writing Skills for Science and Engineering Students

Participants develop proposals in the non-medical fields of science and engineering (e.g. for the National Science Foundation) focusing on required documents such as the 1...

2019-2020 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...

2019-2020 Summer
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Li Ka Shing Center, rms203/204
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...

2019-2020 Spring
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 1:20pm
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...

2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
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....

2019-2020 Winter
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 12:50pm
Y2E2 105
DESINST 270 (section 1)
Visual Design Fundamentals

Introduction to the principles, tools, and techniques of visual design and visual communication. Students learn the fundamentals of line, shape, color, composition, and...

2019-2020 Autumn
6:00pm - 7:50pm