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Undergraduate Course Details
Number COM 472
Title Health and Medical Journalism
Credits 3.0
Prerequisites COM370


This course is designed for journalism and other communications majors as well as undergraduates across the college community who are interested in writing for newspapers and magazines on a wide spectrum of health, medical, environmental and biotechnology issues. Topics include disease, wellness, nutrition, mental health, the health professions, drug development, clinical research and environmental activism. Writing assignments, drawn from current health issues, scientific journals and medical conferences, will include journalistically written pieces targeted for newspapers and consumer magazines.