There are a few spots open in FISH 290 (Scientific Writing and Communication) in Winter quarter. The content isn’t super fishy and that other natural sciences majors should get a lot from the course. We don’t typically open this up to non-AFS majors so this might be a great opportunity for anyone with interest.
This class is designed to teach undergraduate students in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and other areas of biology to
- Gather published and unpublished sources of information and bring them to bear on scientific questions
- Critically read scientific writing
- Access electronic sources of information, including but not limited to internet searches, library databases, and public information and data
- Learn the structure and functions of different components of scientific papers to effectively communicate scientific findings
- Learn techniques for effective communication of scientific information in oral and poster presentations
- Understand the ethical boundaries associated with scientific communication.