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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 Grad Grow professional competencies or with our Career Planning, 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...

2022-2023 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
10:30am - 12:20pm
Li Ka Shing Center,rms101/102
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:...

2022-2023 Autumn
School of Medicine Room
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...

2022-2023 Spring
COMM 177D (section 1)
Specialized Writing and Reporting: Narrative Journalism (COMM 277D)

(Graduate students register for COMM 277D. COMM 177D is offered for 5 units, COMM 277D is offered for 4 units.) How to report, write, edit, and read long-form narrative...

2022-2023 Spring
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
120-S40
COMM 208 (section 1)
Media Processes and Effects (COMM 108)

(Graduate students register for COMM 208. COMM 108 is offered for 5 units, COMM 208 is offered for 4 units.) The process of communication theory construction including a...

2022-2023 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
COMM 277C (section 1)
Specialized Writing and Reporting: Health and Science Journalism (COMM 177C, EARTHSYS 177C, EARTHSYS 277C)

(Graduate students enroll in COMM 277C/EARTHSYS 277C for 4 units. COMM 177C is offered for 5 units) Practical, collaborative, writing-intensive advanced journalistic...

2022-2023 Winter
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...

2022-2023 Winter
EARTHSYS 177C (section 1)
Specialized Writing and Reporting: Health and Science Journalism (COMM 177C, COMM 277C, EARTHSYS 277C)

(Graduate students enroll in COMM 277C/EARTHSYS 277C for 4 units. COMM 177C is offered for 5 units) Practical, collaborative, writing-intensive advanced journalistic...

2022-2023 Winter
EARTHSYS 277C (section 1)
Specialized Writing and Reporting: Health and Science Journalism (COMM 177C, COMM 277C, EARTHSYS 177C)

(Graduate students enroll in COMM 277C/EARTHSYS 277C for 4 units. COMM 177C is offered for 5 units) Practical, collaborative, writing-intensive advanced journalistic...

2022-2023 Winter
EARTHSYS 291 (section 1)
Concepts in Environmental Communication (EARTHSYS 191)

Introduction to the history, development, and current state of communication of environmental science and policy to non-specialist audiences. Includes fundamental...

2022-2023 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Mitchell Earth Sciences350/372

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