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How can art provide scientists with a powerful tool? Images are critical for explaining scientific concepts. They are used in primary literature, textbooks, websites, apps, infographics, and much more. Creative images help engage broad audiences by making complex information more accessible and compelling. This course is a survey of various techniques and media used to visually present scientific principles. Students will learn and use traditional scientific illustration techniques to communicate scientific ideas and principles. No previous drawing experience is necessary but a curiosity and desire to improve are required. INSTRUCTOR: Michael Fath is a PhD candidate in the Biology department where he studies form and function in fishes, specifically how body morphology influences locomotor stability.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – High School Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree – 3.0 GPA

Instructor Approval: Not required

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply

Refund Policy: For-Credit 3+ Weeks

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School of Arts & Sciences