New Science Infographics Course Offered for Spring 2015

Are you interested in creating visual designs that blend science and infographics effectively and engagingly?

This Spring 2015, the University of Miami School of Communication, in partnership with the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, will offer a new course in Explanatory Graphics with an emphasis on science-based research and visual design.

Adjunct lecturer Hiram Henriquez (former National Geographic graphics editor) and Neil Hammerschlag (Research Assistant Professor at the University of Miami RSMAS, U Miami) together will teach students how to edit, illustrate and design infographics, videos and animations that educate readers and bring science to life. Emphasis will be placed on research and teamwork to generate projects for use in real-world applications. Students will be grouped in teams of 4 to work on creating visual designs (print and Web infographic, animations and/or video) using real research and content.

The class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:15 am-12:30 pm. The room is to be announced, but the course will be held in the School of Communication.

To sign up for the course, School of Communication students should register for CNJ 595 Applied Science Visual Lab, and science students should register for ECS 572 U33 Applied Science Visual Lab.

Course prerequisites for communication students are CVJ331, CVJ522, or CVJ550. Prerequisites for science students are one of either: ECS 111, ECS 232, GSC 102, GSC 103, GSC 110/114, MSC 111, BIL 160/161, BIL 330. Plus any 3-credit course over the 200 level in ECS, GSC, MSC, or BIL or equivalent courses and/or permission from instructor.