Thursday, December 20, 2012

Final Projects

The semester has ended, and students have produced some compelling and engaging science writing. Please browse through the three broadcasts below:

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Welcome to English 300/401 (FSTD 443)

Welcome to the course site for ENGL 401: New Media Science Writing* (Fall 2012 at Saint Louis University). I am your professor, Nathaniel Rivers. Feel free to explore the site for more information about the course. The Introduction describes the goals and guiding principles of the course. Additional pages:
  • the Sequence page articulates how the course is put together and how it will proceed 
  • the Workshops page describes the four kinds of workshops we will have throughout the semester: field work, technology, segment, and assessment
  • the Assessment page discusses the audience-based approach we will use to assess student productions

This course has one required text: A Field Guide for Science Writers, 2nd Edition.

ENGL 401 is grounded in the critical methodology of rhetoric, which students will hopefully come to value as a productive method for negotiating, constructing, maintaining, and reshaping their personal, professional, and technological lives.

*This course is also cross-listed as FSTD 443 01 (Film Studies).

A Way In

In this episode of How Sound, a "bi-weekly podcast on radio storytelling," host Rob Rosenthal sits down with Robert Krulwich, co-host of Radiolab (an important show for this course), to talk about good storytelling and truth-telling and how they are often one in the same.