Of course the easy answer is this class is required. But it is required for a reason (we hope). One purpose for this course is to discuss and practice a vital skill not just for biologists, but really for any professional field - the ability to communicate. To get us started read the following for next week:
- pages 1-47 in Don't Be Such a Scientist
- this article from the Chronicle on Science Communication
Please also take this Zoomerang survey by the end of this week. And add at least two items to our Google Docs list of what we think every biologist should know.
And lastly, check out this short video made by Randy Olson, whose book we will be reading this semester: