COMM/ENST 375, SUMMER SESSION I
Messages about climate change, energy insecurity, poverty and pollution proliferate in our daily lives.
Every day, scientists, politicians, and environmental activists mount more evidence about forthcoming ecological crises. How are these messages created and disseminated, and how do the publics to which they are addressed give meaning to them? How do debates over the legitimacy of global warming claims alter our ability to respond to such coming events? COMM/ENST 375, Environmental Advocacy, studies the ways in which communicative processes about the environment define issues, solve problems, and shape communities and worldviews. At the end of the course, students will be better able to analyze, interpret, and respond to messages about the environment.*
*This interdisciplinary class welcomes students and perspectives from all disciplines and departments. Students who wish to better understand and/or craft their own personal advocacy are especially welcome.