ENVIRON 464 - Topics in Culture and Environment
Fall 2021, Section 002 - Public Discourse Around Poverty & the Environment in the USA & Colombia
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: SNE Program in the Environment
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Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one environmentally related course prior to this class.
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s).
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Rackham credit requires additional work.
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Students in this section of Environ 464 will collaborate with peers at the largest university in Colombia - Bogota’s UNIMINUTO - to explore how the connection between poverty and environmental issues is addressed in public discourse within both countries. Without physically traveling, University of Michigan students will have the opportunity to make new friends in another part of the world, while examining key topics in environmental communication. Students in both Colombia and the US will work together to produce podcast episode s featuring interviews with a range of stakeholders -- from both countries -- in public conversations about poverty and the environment. This course will deepen critical understanding of the issues addressed, develop global competencies, and build skills in a communication medium of increasing popularity: podcasting. Students should have some familiarity with Spanish, though fluency is not required. This course will be of particular interest to students in PitE’s Environmental Writing and Communication specialization, and to students in other departments, including LS&A’s Romance Languages & Literature, English Language & Literature, and Communication and Media.

Intended Audience:

This course counts towards PitE's interdisciplinary requirements, and also towards PitE's Environmental Writing and Communication specialization.

In collaboration with: Santiago Torres Sanchez and Paola Ruiz Rodriguez, from Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios (UNIMINUTO), Bogotá.

Class Format:

Learning Mode: As a DC (Distance due to COVID) Lecture, all aspects of this Lecture section (001) will be fully compatible with remote online learning for the Fall 2021 term.

Instruction Mode: This course will meet synchronously, once per week.


ENVIRON 464 - Topics in Culture and Environment
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002 (LEC)
Tu 10:00AM - 12:00PM

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