Depoe's Environmental Communication Class: IECA Excursion Assignments Posted
IECA colleagues and others who teach environmental communication: I have now required students in my COMM/EVST 4067 (Environmental Communication) class at the University of Cincinnati to become members of IECA for a couple of semesters. We leverage members-only content, including the membership list, the "EC list" newsletter, and the journal ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION, throughout the course. This practice also teaches students what it means to join a professional association. The students and I have gained significant value from this required class element at a very reasonable cost to students (currently $76 including journal subscription).
I have now posted 6 of my "IECA excursion" asssignments on the IECA web site at https://theieca.org/resources/courses/environmental-communication-ieca-excursion-assignments. I encourage you to use these and other creative assignments that get students to engage directly with the IECA and our members.
I will tell you that one of my Fall 2015 students (an Environmental Studies major) got a summer internship because of his IECA membership. So--the value of IECA goes beyond the immediate classroom experience.
Try this approach! Your students will thank you!