Improv to Improve Science Communication and Teaching [1/2C]

Days and times (): 2 hours, often afternoons
Instructor: Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel
Will this course be held if fall courses are only online? Maybe. We are trying to offer this information for every Fall 2020 course, so that you know what to expect.
Credit information: 1 credit (MSE 803)

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Satisfies prerequisite toward the Delta Certificate: Half Course

Using the storytelling and character-development techniques of theatrical improvisation, participants will build confidence, teamwork, leadership, listening and decision-making skills through the performance of short games and scenes. Participants will be able to better think on their feet, manage a constructivist classroom, and communicate science more effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences. Each session will be comprehensive, diverse, and dynamic (in addition to being a lot of fun), and will build on the skills from the week before. Due to the sequential nature of the class and the necessity of building a supportive learning community, please defer taking the course if you know in advance that your schedule will require you to miss more than two classes.


[C] = course, [LC] = learning community, [1/2C] = Half course
To join an Internship cohort, you will need: 1C (internship overview here)
To join a Certificate cohort, you will need: 2C + LC + internship (certificate overview here)