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  • EFSLANG 690B  | 2022-2023 Winter, Autumn

    Instructors:

    • Lockwood, R.
    • Streichler, S.
    Skills for effective participation in classroom settings, seminars, and research group meetings. Pronunciation, grammar, and appropriateness for specific tasks. Feedback on language and communication style. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: EFSLANG 690A or consent of instructor.
  • EDUC 292  | 2022-2023
    In this workshop style course, you will learn principles for effective writing in graduate education and beyond. Beginning with consideration of the inherited and cultivated traditions informing your writing practices, you will examine the processes that best support your development as a writer; apply key rhetorical principles to your own ...
  • EFSLANG 698B  | 2022-2023 Spring, Autumn

    Instructors:

    • Geda, K.
    • Streichler, S.
    Focus on clarity, accuracy, and appropriate style. For graduate students experienced in English writing and currently required to write for courses and research. Class meetings and individual conferences. Prerequisite: EFSLANG 698A. May be repeated once for credit.
  • EFSLANG 690C  | 2022-2023
    Communication skills for extended discourse such as storytelling and presenting supported arguments. Development of interactive listening facility and overall intelligibility and accuracy. Goal is advanced fluency in classroom, professional and social settings. Identification of and attention to individual patterned errors. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: EFSLANG 690B or ...
  • EFSLANG 693B  | 2022-2023 Winter, Spring, Autumn

    Instructors:

    • Lockwood, R.
    • Geda, K.
    Listening strategies and vocabulary for understanding English in academic and non-academic contexts. Discussion and interpretation of communicative intent. Computer-based and video exercises across a range of genres; individual project. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: EFSLANG 693A or consent of instructor.
  • EFSLANG 695B  | 2022-2023
    Continuation of EFSLANG 695A, focusing on American English sounds, stress, rhythm, and intonation patterns. Emphasis is on self-monitoring, integrated with short presentations. Biweekly tape assignments and tutorials. Enrollment limited to 14. May be repeated for credit three times. Prerequisite: EFSLANG 695A.
  • BIOS 263  | 2022-2023 Spring

    Instructors:

    • Botham, C.
    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 career development plans. Students establish a writing practice and learn fundamental grant writing skills through guided exercises, including in-class review and focused faculty feedback.
  • BIOS 279  | 2022-2023
    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-page Project Summary, Broader Impacts, Intellectual Merit, and Research Plan. Students establish a writing practice and learn fundamental grant writing skills through guided exercises, including in-class ...
  • EFSLANG 689B  | 2022-2023
    Focus on building a range of English communication skills through improvisation activities. Participants explore theatrical techniques that teach collaboration, spontaneity, team building, storytelling, and confident public speaking with connections to academic, professional, and personal situations. No previous improvisation or theater experience necessary.
  • EARTHSYS 291  | 2022-2023 Autumn

    Instructors:

    • Hayden, T.
    • D'Agui, R.
    Introduction to the history, development, and current state of communication of environmental science and policy to non-specialist audiences. Includes fundamental principles, core competencies, and major challenges of effective environmental communication in the public and policy realms and an overview of the current scope of research and practice in environmental communication ...
  • ENGR 281  | 2022-2023 Winter
    The combination of always-on smartphones, instant access to information and global social sharing is changing behavior and shifting cultural norms. How can we design digital experiences that make this change positive? Join the d.media team and find out! This course is project-based and hands-on. Three projects will explore visual design ...
  • ME 243  | 2022-2023 Autumn

    Instructors:

    • Karanian, B.
    Students learn to define emotions as physiology, expression, and private experience using the automobile and shared space. Explores the meaning and impact of personal and user car experience. Reflective, narrative, and socio-cognitive techniques serve to make sense of mobility experiences; replay memories; examine engagement; understand user interviews. This course celebrates ...
  • ENGR 202S  | 2022-2023 Winter, Spring, Autumn

    Instructors:

    • O'Nan, J.
    • McDevitt, M.
    • Harrison, K.
    • Modifica, L.
    • Sullivan, E.
    Effective writing is key to academic and professional progress. 202S provides individualized writing instruction for students working on important writing projects such as dissertations, grant proposals, theses, journal articles, and teaching and research statements. The course consists of once weekly one-on-one conferences with lecturers from the Technical Communication Program. Students ...
  • TAPS 277  | 2022-2023 Spring

    Instructors:

    • Freed, A.
    Course introduces students to the basic elements of playwriting and creative experimentation for the stage. Topics include: character development, conflict and plot construction, staging and setting, and play structure. Script analysis of works by contemporary playwrights may include: Marsha Norman, Patrick Shanley, August Wilson, Suzan-Lori Parks, Paula Vogel, Octavio Solis ...
  • ESS 204  | 2022-2023 Autumn

    Instructors:

    • Stein, R.
    The ability to present your research in a compelling, concise, and engaging manner will enhance your professional career. I will work to convince you that the best way to capture an audience and leave a lasting impression is to tell a story, do a demo, or pick a fight. Virtual ...
  • GEOLSCI 306  | 2022-2023 Autumn

    Instructors:

    • Stein, R.
    The ability to present your research in a compelling, concise, and engaging manner will enhance your professional career. I will work to convince you that the best way to capture an audience and leave a lasting impression is to tell a story, do a demo, or pick a fight. Virtual ...
  • GEOPHYS 205  | 2022-2023 Autumn

    Instructors:

    • Stein, R.
    The ability to present your research in a compelling, concise, and engaging manner will enhance your professional career. I will work to convince you that the best way to capture an audience and leave a lasting impression is to tell a story, do a demo, or pick a fight. Virtual ...
  • EFSLANG 694  | 2022-2023
    For advanced graduate students. Task-based practice of language appropriate for professional settings in industry and related teamwork. Simulation of the roles of manager, applicant, subordinate, and coworker. Prerequisite: EFSLANG 693A, or consent of instructor. Enrollment limited to 14.
  • COMM 277C  | 2022-2023 Winter

    Instructors:

    • Peterson-Nafziger, C.
    • Dunn, K.
    Practical, collaborative, hands-on exploration of environmental journalism as an agent of change within society. Students learn how to identify and execute engaging stories about environmental science, policy, and justice with an emphasis on elevating marginalized stories and voices and using the tools and practices of journalism to spur positive change ...
  • EARTHSYS 177C  | 2022-2023 Winter

    Instructors:

    • Peterson-Nafziger, C.
    • Dunn, K.
    Practical, collaborative, hands-on exploration of environmental journalism as an agent of change within society. Students learn how to identify and execute engaging stories about environmental science, policy, and justice with an emphasis on elevating marginalized stories and voices and using the tools and practices of journalism to spur positive change ...