COMM 404 - Special Topics in Mass Media and Mass Communication
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Poverty & Env US & Colombia: Intl Podcasting
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 101 strongly recommended.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Collaborate with peers at the largest university in Colombia - Bogota’s UNIMINUTO - to explore public discourse at the intersection of poverty and the environment in both countries. Without physically traveling, you can make new friends in another country, while examining key topics in environmental communication. Students will work in international teams to produce podcast episodes featuring interviews with a range of people -- from both countries -- in public conversations about poverty and the environment.

Strongly encouraged: patience in the face of language and cultural barriers, plus a grade of C- or higher in SPANISH 230 or 232, or RCLANG 294 -- or equivalent.

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:

Instruction Mode: As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning.

Learning Mode: This class requires some synchronous participation.

Course Testing/Assessment: Assessment for this course will consist of writing papers.


COMM 404 - Special Topics in Mass Media and Mass Communication
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001 (LEC)
W 9:00AM - 12:00PM

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