ENG-616 / 2 credits

Teacher(s): Various lecturers (see below), Bischofberger Mirko

Language: English


Frequency

Every year

Summary

The PhD course "Communication in Science and Technology (CoST)" teaches the basic theories and skills of communication to prepare the scientists for projects in the field of science communication. The course starts on September 30 and lasts until December 15. Registration via IS-Academia.

Content

Note

GUEST LECTURES

Prof. Mike Schäfer, University of Zurich
Carl Zimmer, The New York Times
Deborah Blum, MIT
Kashmir Hill, The New York Times
Andy Miah, University of Salford
Julia Angwin, investigative journalist

INTERNAL LECTURES

Prof. Martin Vetterli, EPFL
Mirko Bischofberger, EPFL
Corinne Feuz, EPFL
Sarah Aubort, EPFL
Emmanuel Barraud, EPFL
Martin Boyer, EPFL

Keywords

Communication, Journalism, Science

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

None

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Work out / Determine how modern science communication works, as well as what formats and channels exist

In the programs

  • Number of places: 30
  • Exam form: Written (session free)
  • Subject examined: Communication in science and technology
  • Lecture: 35 Hour(s)
  • Exercises: 42 Hour(s)

Reference week