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SciComm Courses

If you teach a course that involves science communication and/or public engagement training and practice at the undergraduate or graduate level, please contact us. We will add it to the list! All disciplines and academic units at UW are of interest for this list.

Science Communication Courses at UWyo

UWyo Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Certification Program

Open to all UWyo personnel, including students, staff, and faculty | On-going | Free: The DEI Certification Program helps UW Personnel develop tools necessary for advancing equity and diversity in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. The DEICP goal is to encourage engagement in diversity efforts around campus and within the Laramie community through a flexible process that participants tailor to meet their needs. Participants earn their DEI Certificate through reflective engagement in workshops, discussions, events, and committees. Details.

2018-2019 academic year

  • ZOO 5890-4: Visualizing Science. 2-credit, graduate seminar/studio course (Fall 2018)

  • ZOO/BOT 4100: Scientific Communication. 3-credit, COM 3 undergraduate course (Fall 2018, Spring 2019)

  • AS 2100, Scientific Communication. 3-credit, COM 2 undergraduate course (Spring 2019)

  • COJO 4230/5230: Media, Science & Society. 3-credit, undergraduate/graduate course (Spring 2019)

  • COJO 4640/5640: Communication Apprehension and Competence (Fall 2019)

 2017-2018 academic year

  • ZOO 5890-4, The Art of Science Communication. 3-credit, graduate seminar/studio course (Fall  2017)

  • COJO 4210, Special Topics in Communication: Media, Science & Society. 3-credit, undergraduate/graduate class (Spring 2018)

  • AS 2100, Scientific Communication. 3-credit, COM 2 undergraduate course (Spring 2018)

SciComm Courses Beyond UW

Some of these courses charge fees.

  • Environmental Communications Planning | Online course (fee charged) | September 16-November 1, 2019: This online course from Duke University's School of the Environment is designed to give environmental professionals the necessary tools to write a successful and comprehensive Communications Plan. These plans can be used internally, to manage change or initiatives within an organization, or externally to communicate a message to stakeholders and/or the public. Details.

  • Creating Science Videos with Your Smartphone: Free Online Class | Apply by September 28 | Class runs weekly, September 29-November 2: SciFund Challenge and the Long Term Ecological Research Network are running a video training class for scientists. The class is intended for scientists that are new to outreach and to video creation, but would like to get started with it. The class is open to scientists at any level, in any discipline. The class will be online, so all countries are welcome. Despite being online, we will heavily emphasize building connections between people in our class. Video production often requires a lot of additional equipment, but our class doesn't. We focus our class on using the smartphones that we carry in our pockets for shooting great video. Details.

  • Social Media for Environmental Communications | Online course (fee charged) | October 21-December 9, 2019: This training from Duke University's School of Environment digs deep into the fundamentals of using social media for environmental communications, a critical assessment of the available tools, audience analysis, and how to design effective communications campaigns and assess their results. Details.

  • Online Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization | Courses run 2019-2020: Registration is now open for the Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization! This online professional development certificate from the University of Guelph builds capacity to effectively share knowledge, engage stakeholders, and turn evidence into action. Details.

  • Environmental Communication for Behavior Change | Online course (fee charged) | January 20-March 6, 2020: This course from Duke University's School of Environment provides environmental professionals with a practical introduction to the strategies, methods, and tools of environmental communication that effectively lead to changes in behavior, primarily using social marketing. The field-based skills gained through this course will benefit all practicing environmental professionals faced with the challenge of changing behaviors. Details
















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Bethann Garramon Merkle, Director

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