UO COURSES

Winter 2017 Courses

PHYS 408/508 Wrk: Science Outreach
Science Outreach is a course for any science or math student interested in opportunities to explore and develop their communication abilities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to public audiences, especially K-12, in museums and after school settings using interactive hands-on and inquiry-based activities. The course will also introduce current theories about how people learn. Each week students will complete two hours of public outreach, reflect on their experiences, and discuss ways to improve. Questions? Email: brebar@cas.uoregon.edu

Instructor: Dr. Bryan Rebar

CRN 27064/27065,  W 15:00-15:50,  UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1 credit

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Science Outreach Course Flyer

 

Spring 2016 Courses

Public Programs Participatory Learning Experience (PLE)

UO undergraduates can earn upper-division credit and gain valuable work experience through the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History’s Participatory Learning Experience (PLE) program. A select group of students will earn one (1) credit/term and will have in-depth exposure to Museum programs and the natural and cultural history of Oregon. Students are trained to interpret in the exhibit hall, guide tour groups, and assist in special events. Apply for Spring 2016 by March 22nd. See flyer below for additional details. 

Winter 2016 Courses

PHYS 408/508 Wrk: Science Outreach
Science Outreach is a course for any science or math student interested in opportunities to explore and develop their communication abilities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to public audiences, especially K-12, in museums and after school settings using interactive hands-on and inquiry-based activities. The course will also introduce current theories about how people learn. Each week students will complete two hours of public outreach, reflect on their experiences, and discuss ways to improve. Questions? Email: brebar@cas.uoregon.edu

Instructor: Dr. Bryan Rebar

CRN 25001/25014,  T 1400-1450,  UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1 credit

 

BI/CH/GEOL/PHYS* 507 Seminar: Teaching Science

We will read, discuss, and apply a variety of techniques from science education literature to improve science education. Students will be active participants in the exploration of scientific teaching. Using concepts and information introduced in class, students will develop and teach an activity to be used in an undergraduate science course.

Instructors:  Elly Vandegrift and Mark Carrier

R 1200-1320, 189 PLC, 2 credits.

*Register only once with the course prefix of your choice.  This course can be used to satisfy the TEP Graduate Teaching Initiative Course on College Teaching requirement http://tep.uoregon.edu/services/grad_initiative/grad_teaching_initiative.html

For a full list of courses offered by the Science Literacy Program, please view their course listings here.

 

BI 510  Applied Science Communication
The ability to communicate your research in an effective and coherent way is critical to your success as a scientist.  A profound scientific result is useless if it can’t be conveyed to a broader audience.  Yet, many of us struggle with this essential, practical skill.  Communicating well takes practice.  In this class we will take an applied approach to communicating science—you will bring your research in the form of written work, graphics and slides and we will work together on improving it.  We will practice the fundamentals of writing, speaking, and making graphics to convey your ideas to your audience in an interesting, accessible way; along the way you’ll be gaining a set of tools that you can apply in your academic career and beyond.

Instructor:  Dr. Kelly Sutherland

CRN 26797, F 1000-1250, 9 PAC, 4 credits

Prereq: BI 212 and 213 and 214 or BI 283H.