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A&S Interdisciplinary: Communicating Your Research

AS 295 Z1 (CRN: 61934)

1 Credit Hour

About AS 295 Z1

This hybrid one credit course is designed to help you learn to communicate effectively and responsively with multiple audiences, from peers and professors to clients, (potential) employers, policymakers and the lay public. Using techniques learned at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, you will focus on communicating about their research clearly and vividly, as well as develop skills that are central to oral communication on any subject. Expect to be engaged in improvisational exercises designed to help students connect with an audience and learn to pay dynamic attention to others. As well, expect practice sessions in which exercises and short presentations help students shape their message for different audiences, speak without jargon, use storytelling techniques to create impact, and create effective visuals. Major topics include Introduction to Communication; Storytelling Techniques; Connecting to Multiple Audiences; Preparing Visuals; Presentation Preparation. Work expectations: This course has an online component and a two-day intensive workshop component. Students who do not complete the in-person work will not pass the course. The online component includes sharing short videos and visuals.

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Dates: May 21 - June 15, 2018; The course is a hybrid and meets both in person and online; In person sessions: Friday & Saturday June 8 & 9, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm in Hills 20

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Section Description

Picture this: • You're at an event and you meet a representative from the NSF (or NEH or NEA) who asks about your research or scholarship. Can you effectively communicate your work in three minutes without all the jargon? • Your research or scholarship is receiving accolades and you've been invited to talk about it on the local news. How do you speak about your discoveries for the viewing public in a clear and concise manner? • The grant you are working on requires a three-minute video of yourself explaining your research or scholarship. Can you put together a clear and vivid explanation in terms someone outside your discipline can understand? This hybrid one credit course is designed to help you learn to communicate effectively and responsively with multiple audiences, from peers and professors to clients, (potential) employers, policymakers and the lay public. Using techniques learned at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, you will focus on communicating about their research clearly and vividly, as well as develop skills that are central to oral communication on any subject. Expect to be engaged in improvisational exercises designed to help students connect with an audience and learn to pay dynamic attention to others. As well, expect practice sessions in which exercises and short presentations help students shape their message for different audiences, speak without jargon, use storytelling techniques to create impact, and create effective visuals. Major topics include Introduction to Communication; Storytelling Techniques; Connecting to Multiple Audiences; Preparing Visuals; Presentation Preparation.

Section Expectation

This course has an online component and a two-day intensive workshop component (June 8-9). Students who do not complete the in-person work will not pass the course. The online component includes sharing short videos and visuals and peer review.

Evaluation

Grading prioritizes engaged participation in the on-campus course component and production of a three-minute talk on your area of research, with an appropriate visual. Peer responses also required. Questions about the course? contact Susanmarie Harrington (smharrin@uvm.edu) or Craig Wells (Craig.Wells@uvm.edu)

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Hills Agri Sci 020 (View Campus Map)

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