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Communicating Sustainability

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Fall 2013
ESPM 98/198
2 Unit(s)

Human friendly URL (OBSOLETE)


About the Course:

Why are Americans often disillusioned or uninterested in addressing pressing environmental issues? Are citizens turned off by the way scientists, politicians, activists, and media sources present information about environmental issues and sustainability? Why do environmentalists choose the public communication methods they implement? How is the environment depicted and constructed within the media? This class aims to encourage students to collaborate and critically assess the ways in which environmental issues are presented via various media outlets (including websites, the blogosphere, advertisements, film, political campaigns/speeches, non-profit outreach, the popular press, theater, radio, and print literature). The end goal of this class will be for students to closely analyze and ultimately develop, through collaboration, improved methods and strategies for presenting both written and visual environmental information that will truly allow for an open and meaningful public discussion of the environmental challenges our society faces.

The class structure will consist of guest lectures from experts in the field as well as group discussions and workshops. All students will complete a final group project. With the opportunity to showcase work at an event to be designed and organized by all students in the class, students will have the great opportunity to make a direct impact and put their communication strategies to the test!




How to Enroll:

In order to enroll, students must attend the first class- more information on how to enroll will be discussed then. 

Course Contact: hmorris AT

Faculty Sponsor: Ignacio Chapela

Time & Location:

Hanna Morris
252011 VLSBTh 7p-9p9/05full

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