COMM 413 - Environmental Communication
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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May not be repeated for credit.
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This course serves as an introduction to the theory and practice of environmental and science communication. Topics include media depictions of environmental issues, the role of the media in influencing public opinion and policy actions, expert environmental communication by scientists and policy-makers, and theories that guide effective strategic environmental communication. We will engage with many of the critical environmental issues of our day, including climate change, fracking, support for renewable energy initiatives, and many more. At its core, this is a class that will provide tools for you to be a better storyteller, understand how various environmental narratives come about, and the influences that different types of narratives have on us and the world around us.

Intended Audience:

Juniors and Seniors

Class Format:

Learning Mode: This course will run in a Blended format for the Fall 2021 term. Lecture material will be asynchronous and online. The rest of the classes will be synchronous and in person. Students should look to the syllabus for schedules of synchronous and asynchronous participation materials.


COMM 413 - Environmental Communication
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: 12 seats reserved for PitE Majors/Minors until 4/7/17. Cross-listed with Comm 413.001.

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