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Spring 2024
Apr 14, 2024
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ASEC 35500 - Controversial Science And Media In The Public Sphere
Associated Term: Spring 2024
Learning Outcomes: 1. Evaluate forces shaping public understanding of/and engagement with/science, including the role of technology in misinformation (fake news, bots, algorithms, misinformation campaigns, and propaganda) and the role of commercial funding of media. 2. Able to critically analyze media reports of science issues including: Types of Journalism, Levels of Completeness, and Evidence within the story. 3. Apply reliable evidence from your critical news analysis to your projects. 4. Identify and analyze prominent and recurrent patterns in the communication of controversial issues. 5. Apply the skills learned to communicate controversial science to a non-science audience. 6. Critically evaluate the evolving role of media in shaping understanding of science across democratic societies. 7. Know content (quizzes and reflection papers). 8. Process Knowledge (Discussion and applied projects). 9. Use integrated knowledge to meaningfully critique others work. 10. Demonstrate process comprehension through construction of a critical news analysis of a current controversial issue.
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