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BIO 208: Spanish in Science/Science in Spanish (EARTHSYS 207, LATINAM 207)

For graduate and undergraduate students interested in the natural sciences and the Spanish language. Students will acquire the ability to communicate in Spanish using scientific language and will enhance their ability to read scientific literature written in Spanish. Emphasis on the development of science in Spanish-speaking countries or regions. Course is conducted in Spanish and intended for students pursuing degrees in the sciences, particularly disciplines such as ecology, environmental science, sustainability, resource management, anthropology, and archeology.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Dirzo, R. (PI)

BIOS 213: Scientific Illustration and Animation

Techniques of presenting big picture ideas and detailed experiments as simple cartoons. Mixed lecture/lab course culminates with students producing figures and animations for an introduction/conclusion of a research presentation. Covers basic design principles to help produce figures useful for broad and focused audiences. Includes static illustrations, Flash style, and stop motion animation.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

BIOS 242: Writing Compelling Fellowships and Career Development Awards

An overview of principles and fundamentals for writing competitive fellowships (e.g. NIH F31, F32) and career development awards (e.g. NIH K Awards). Topics include: developing specific aims and career development plans; using the review criteria to inform writing; timelines and resources. Participants develop proposals through guided exercises with an emphasis on in-class peer review and focused faculty feedback.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

BIOS 243: Grant Writing Academy Mini Course: Specific Aims

Concise overview of the fundamentals for writing competitive NIH Kirschtein NRSA fellowships (F31, F32) and K Awards. Topics include developing specific aims; outlining research and career development plans; and using the review criteria to inform writing. Participants develop their one-page NIH-Specific Aims document with an emphasis on in-class peer review and protected daily proposal writing. Students enroll for units in one small-group section, and also attend two mandatory lectures as noted in class schedule.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

CEE 377: Research Proposal Writing in Environmental Engineering and Science

For first- and second-year post-master's students preparing for thesis defense. Students develop progress reports and agency-style research proposals, and present a proposal in oral form. Prerequisite: consent of thesis adviser.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-3 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

CHEMENG 410: Public Communication of Research

Develop skills for communicating complex science to the public through writing, video, and public speaking. Learn how to work with the media to explain scientific discoveries without overselling the science. Work in small groups and one-on-one with writers and guest speaker; develop a short written piece and video explaining own research; develop skills that will translate to future scientific projects. Open to graduate students in the biosciences, chemistry, and engineering. Enrollment limited to 20.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

COMM 208: Media Processes and Effects (COMM 108)

(Graduate students register for COMM 208.) The process of communication theory construction including a survey of social science paradigms and major theories of communication. Recommended: 1 or PSYCH 1.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

COMM 277C: Specialized Writing and Reporting: Environmental Journalism (COMM 177C, EARTHSYS 177C, EARTHSYS 277C)

Advanced reporting and writing course in the specific practices and standards of environmental journalism. This course begins with the assumption that students already know how to research and relay the essential facts of almost any environmental story. Students will go beyond the basics of journalistic practice, both as reporters and storytellers. Emphasis on magazine-style writing, with the goal of producing stories that stand on fact but move like fiction, that have protagonists and antagonists, that create suspense, that reveal character through dialogue and action, and that pay off with resonant finales. Limited enrollment: preference to students in the Earth Systems Master of Arts, Environmental Communication Program and the Graduate Journalism Program. Prerequisite: COMM 104, or EarthSys 191, or consent of instructor. Admission by application only, available from thayden@stanford.edu. Applications due Nov. 30, 2016. (Meets Earth Systems WIM requirement.)
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Hayden, T. (PI)

CSRE 279C: Chroniclers of Desire: Creative Non-Fiction Writing Workshop (CSRE 179C, FEMGEN 179C, TAPS 279C)

This course emphasizes the study and practice of personal memoir writing and literary journalism. The class will explore those writings that contain a public and private story, navigating an intimate and institutional world. Student writers will serve as public chroniclers whose subjective point of view and experience attempt to provide a truth greater than what ¿the facts¿ can offer.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

DESINST 270: Visual Design Fundamentals

Introduction to the principles, tools, and techniques of visual design and visual communication. Students learn the fundamentals of line, shape, color, composition, and type and use these basic building blocks to communicate with clarity, emotion, and meaning. Four successive design projects introduce new principles and techniques each week. Projects focus on the digital realm of mobile phones, tablets, websites, and other screen-based interfaces. Students get hands-on experience with both vector and bitmap software packages. No prior experience required. Accepting 24 students. Graduate and undergraduate students encouraged to apply. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Application required, see dschool.stanford.edu/classes for more information.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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