General Science (GSCI)

Course Descriptions

1300 Introduction to Science Communication

This skills-based course covers the writing and communication techniques essential for science students.  Topics include general writing and research skills, scientific writing and presenting, constructing scientific graphs and figures, and basic communication theory.

Note: B.Sc. students may use this course as either a science elective – under regulations 3(e), 6(e), and 12 (b) – or as an Arts elective – under regulations 3 (c), and 6(c) – for B.Sc. degrees.


3300 Advanced Science Communication

This skills based course covers the methods and means of communicating scientific research to both academic and public audiences.  Topics include scientific writing and presenting, funding and scholarship requests, media theory, public communications strategies, and communicating science through the media.

Note: B.Sc. students may use this course as either a science elective – under regulations 3(e), 6(e), and 12 (b) – or an Arts elective – under regulations 3 (c), and 6(c) – for B.Sc. degrees.