Course Schedule

The courses below are those offered for the term. (To view the course description, class dates & times, touch on accordion tab by the title.)

State-specific Information for Online Programs

Note: Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.

  • Online Courses

    491.658.81 - Techniques of Science-Medical Writing

    $2918

    Melissa Hendricks

    Online 5/11 - 8/16

    This core course develops and hones the reporting, creative and explanatory skills demonstrated by the best science-medical writers. The course features writing assignments and exercises in journalistic and literary writing, plus interviewing, ethics and the use of scientific journals and databases. In some cases, students may be able to choose from a range of writing topics, including nature, technology, health, space, biology, medicine, or other scientific issues. Science Writing students should complete this course before enrolling in any writing workshop.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    491.673.81 - Science-Medical Writing Workshop

    $2918

    Karen Masterson

    Online 5/11 - 8/16

    In a writing workshop, students receive professional guidance in translating complex scientific, medical, or technological knowledge and research into graceful, lucid prose. Students submit individual essays or articles, or parts of a larger work in progress. Writing submissions are critiqued by peers as well as by the instructor, then revised. Students are encouraged but not required to take this course from different instructors. (The three section numbers designate the academic term in which the workshop is offered. Students earn workshop credit by taking any section number multiple times, or by combining any sections.)

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    491.673.82 - Science-Medical Writing Workshop

    $2918

    Laura McClellan

    Online 5/11 - 8/16

    In a writing workshop, students receive professional guidance in translating complex scientific, medical, or technological knowledge and research into graceful, lucid prose. Students submit individual essays or articles, or parts of a larger work in progress. Writing submissions are critiqued by peers as well as by the instructor, then revised. Students are encouraged but not required to take this course from different instructors. (The three section numbers designate the academic term in which the workshop is offered. Students earn workshop credit by taking any section number multiple times, or by combining any sections.)

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    491.697.81 - The Literature of Science

    $2918

    Susan Eisenfeld

    Online 5/11 - 8/16

    In this reading elective, students analyze current and classic books, magazine articles and newspaper series to discover how the best science, medical, nature and environmental writers create compelling, entertaining, factual literature. Craft topics include structure, pace, sources, content, explanatory writing, and clear, lyrical language. Assignments may include brief reviews and a team presentation of an assigned book, from such writers as Erik Larson, Atul Gawande, Rachel Carson, John McPhee, James Gleick, Lewis Thomas, Elizabeth Kolbert or Jonathan Weiner.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    491.758.81 - Current Issues in Science Writing

    $2918

    Ronnie

    Online 5/11 - 8/16

    This innovative elective course focuses on the latest research, issues and challenges in writing about or covering developments in science, medicine or technology. Topics will vary based on breaking news, research and changing developments, but they could include climate change, space exploration, digital privacy or GMOs. The course features interaction with cutting-edge researchers and the journalists who cover them. Each student creates a final writing project on a contemporary issue, with the goal of preparing writers and editors for the fast-paced intersection of today’s science and journalism.

    Technology Fee: $175.00

    491.808.81 - Internship in Science Writing

    $2918

    Melissa Hendricks

    Online 5/11 - 8/16

    Internships are available to select students with advisor approval. Students should submit an internship proposal well in advance. With the advisor’s help, students may develop their own internship where they live, or they may apply for existing internships at publications, companies, agencies or elsewhere. Internships usually are reserved for students who have completed four courses or more. In most cases, an internship counts as an elective.

  • Off-Site or International

    491.781.91 - On the Bay: Exploring the Chesapeake

    $2918

    Melissa Hendricks

    Sunday 12:00 - 12:00; 5/11 - 7/5

    This Annapolis, Maryland-based course focuses on the shimmering beauty, complex ecology and environmental pressures of the nation’s largest estuary. Field excursions on and around the bay introduce students to scientists, policymakers and authors who specialize in bay issues, with time allotted for students to report and receive coaching on their own stories. Students also join in writing exercises and a student reading. This intensive, one-week elective course, part of the annual Hopkins Conference on Craft, supplies students with a range of writing ideas for later development.

    Special onsite Residency course in Annapolis, MD, from June 19-26. This is the full-credit graduate section. Special refund policy applies; see website for details. Website: http://advanced.jhu.edu/academics/graduate-degree-programs/science-writing/summer-residencies/ Special Refund Policy for 490.787 Reading the Sea and 491.781 On the Bay: The fee and room/board charge are charged with tuition at the time of registration. After May 1, the fee and room/board charge is nonrefundable; only tuition will be refunded according to the usual AAP refund policy. The fee and room/board charge are refundable before May 1. This special refund policy applies only to these two courses for Summer 2016. All participants also pay a Room/Board/Events charge of $575, which includes seven nights private room, five breakfasts, some lunches and dinners, and various events.

    491.781.92 - On the Bay: Exploring the Chesapeake

    $2918

    David Everett

    Sunday 12:00 - 12:00; 5/11 - 7/5

    This Annapolis, Maryland-based course focuses on the shimmering beauty, complex ecology and environmental pressures of the nation’s largest estuary. Field excursions on and around the bay introduce students to scientists, policymakers and authors who specialize in bay issues, with time allotted for students to report and receive coaching on their own stories. Students also join in writing exercises and a student reading. This intensive, one-week elective course, part of the annual Hopkins Conference on Craft, supplies students with a range of writing ideas for later development.

    491.781.94 - On the Bay: Exploring the Chesapeake

    $2918

    Melissa Hendricks

    Sunday 12:00 - 12:00; 5/11 - 7/5

    This Annapolis, Maryland-based course focuses on the shimmering beauty, complex ecology and environmental pressures of the nation’s largest estuary. Field excursions on and around the bay introduce students to scientists, policymakers and authors who specialize in bay issues, with time allotted for students to report and receive coaching on their own stories. Students also join in writing exercises and a student reading. This intensive, one-week elective course, part of the annual Hopkins Conference on Craft, supplies students with a range of writing ideas for later development.

    Special onsite Residency course in Annapolis, MD, from June 19-26. This is the non-credit section for alumni and others. This section is non-credit. Students who want graduate credit should register for the 91 section. Special refund policy applies; see website for details. Website: http://advanced.jhu.edu/academics/graduate-degree-programs/science-writing/summer-residencies/ Special Refund Policy for 490.787 Reading the Sea and 491.781 On the Bay: The fee and room/board charge are charged with tuition at the time of registration. After May 1, the fee and room/board charge is nonrefundable; only tuition will be refunded according to the usual AAP refund policy. The fee and room/board charge are refundable before May 1. This special refund policy applies only to these two courses for Summer 2016. All participants also pay a Room/Board/Events charge of $575, which includes seven nights private room, five breakfasts, some lunches and dinners, and various events.