New Online Grad-Level Course in Interpreting Controversial Science
NEW Online Graduate Courses in Interpretation THIS FALL at SFA
Tuition Assistance Available
This Fall, Stephen F. Austin University (SFA) is piloting a year-long series of online courses, Science and the Public Interface, centered on the topic of effective communication of controversial science (such as evolution, climate change, nanotechnology, stem cell therapy, etc). The courses are developed by state, federal, museum, non-profit and university partners.
The 5-course sequence is designed to help you facilitate audience connections to science, place, each other and community, and provide opportunity to master 21st century science communication/interpretation skills including citizen science, framing, crucial conversations, facilitated dialogue, and community engagement.
SFA states that the courses will
- strengthen your ability to engage audiences about the process of science and what makes science controversial
- explore emerging techniques that lead to such outcomes as self-discovery, mutual understanding, respect, care, community capacity building, and stewardship
- outline a framework within which collaboration can emerge, helping audiences move from awareness to action.
Courses can be taken online through Stephen F. Austin State University at the 1-credit workshop or 3-credit graduate course level. Tuition assistance is available.
Apply/Register Now to join in the first semester of courses, beginning August 26, 2014 (Tuesday) and ending on or before December 12, 2014 (Friday)