Fall Course LSC 251: Science, Media, & Society

The Department of Life Science Communication is happy to share the information for the Fall 2023 course, LSC 251: Science, Media, & Society.

This course explores how we all make personal and political decisions at the intersection of science, media, and society. How do we form opinions about emerging technologies we know little about? Why are societies sometimes so divided in their interpretations of scientific facts and phenomena? Why are there pronounced differences in how consumers and policy makers in Europe, the U.S. other parts of the world react to new technologies? How can we better communicate and debate science and health in a global marketplace? What role do rapidly changing online news environments play changing how we communicate about science and technologies worldwide? And how can we correct misperceptions and disinformation during pandemics like COVID-19 with science that is still emerging and changing over time?

LSC 251 is a 3-credit course that satisfies either Humanities or Social Sciences breadth with Honors Optional, and has no pre-requisites!

For more information and to enroll, visit enroll.wisc.edu and search for Fall 2023 Life Sciences Communication courses!

This post was authored by Academic Affairs on 07/27/2023.