Friday, February 6, 2009

The Science Essay

MIT has another amazing-sounding course available online: The Science Essay. These free online classes are incredible. What are the implications to having easy access to such amazing knowledge?

Here's the description:

Drawing in part from their own interests and ideas, students write about science within a broad cultural context. Students employ a broad repertoire of literary tools, such as narrative, scene-setting, and attention to larger issues of structure. Students study the work of other science writers, but subject's focus is less critical and analytical than synthetical -- on creating works of substance, grace, and flow that have science and technology as their subjects.

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