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Course

Communicating Building Science and Sustainability

Number: BCT 397X
Credits: 3
Format: Online, Mount Ida

Semester: Fall, Spring
Meeting Times: Mondays, Wednesdays 10-11:30am
Room: Virtual

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Instructor

Paul Wolff,
Ph.D.

Lecturer

Office: Mount Ida Campus
Phone:
Email: pwolff@umass.edu

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Course Description

Effective visual expression is not always easy or natural, but it can be learned. This course introduces principles behind effective communication and the visual thinking skills that are required for connect with an audience. Participants will learn how to simplify language to make messages clear, accessible, and engaging, and how narrative works in effective communication. 

Students learn from experts in data visualization, visual arts, technical writing and will analyze building science and sustainability-related materials designed to make complex ideas more accessible in an effort to understand how dynamic presentations enable audiences to remember and process information easily. Students work in teams for final projects that may involve ‘clients’ with real-world problems to solve. This course fulfills the BCT communication requirements and is open to other majors.

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