COMM345-01Z Environmental Communication (with Camille Curtis Martinez)
In this course, we explore environmental communication, including the field's origins and scope as both a crisis and care discipline. Students examine how communication constructs values and relationships with the biophysical world and how it defines and frames issues, culprits, and solutions as well as inspires change. The course delves into environmental issues via media and film, journalism, public relations, advertising, rhetoric, and public participation and activism. Students interpret and analyze the voices of various players and discourses struggling to define major environmental topics, such as: climate change and pollution, energy, water, food and agriculture, biodiversity and extinction, ocean life, wilderness habitat, environmental racism/justice, human population growth, war, and consumerism/commerce.
Prerequisite(s): COMM 100 or ENVSCI 101 or ANTH 263 or ENVSCI 120
Registration for Summer Session I is closed.