Communication for Marine Affairs

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Course number: 
MAF 310
Instructor: 
Emily Diamond
Instructor email: 
diamond@uri.edu
Level: 
undergraduate
School: 
University of Rhode Island
Year: 
2020
Course Description: 

The goal of this course is to provide Marine Affairs students with an introduction of how to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders, in different contexts, and for different purposes. Students in this course will assume the roles of natural resource managers in government, non-profit, and policymaking organizations who need to communicate environmental information to a variety of stakeholders. Through this experience, students will gain experience communicating complex, scientific and environmental information to diverse audiences in a way that is clear, concise and compelling. Students will also gain an understanding of the key challenges facing science communicators and how to overcome these challenges. This course blends traditional lecture and experiential learning methods, giving students a strong foundation of key communication theories as well as practice putting those theories into professional practice