Science & Scientists on Screen

Instructor: Emily Rice
Thursdays, 10:00 AM – 12:40 PM
Macaulay Classroom 304
Course Code: MHC 354
Modality: Hybrid Synchronous

The primary way that the majority of the US engages with science is through screens, including television, movies, online/mobile video platforms, and social media, both outside of school, and increasingly as part of formal education. This course will explore how science and scientists are portrayed on these screens and analyze the impact of that portrayal on aspects of recent and modern popular and scientific culture, including the democratization of science, science literacy, equity and inclusion in science careers, public and private funding for science, science celebrities, and more. The science content will emphasize general areas like space exploration, information & communication technology, climate science, medicine, food & drugs, and other fields of interest to students.

This is a ZTC (zero textbook cost) course.

In-Person Meeting Dates:
2/1, 2/8, 2/29, 3/7, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 5/2, 5/9

Preliminary Syllabus