Environmental Communication

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Course number: 
COMM 475
Instructor: 
Randall Lake
Level: 
undergraduate
School: 
University of Southern California
Year: 
2013
Course Description: 

Objectives:
❏    to understand how nature and the environment influence communication and society;
❏    to understand how we construct “nature” through symbols, both discursive and visual;
❏    to learn about significant environmental controversies, from toxic waste to climate change, to lifestyle choices;
❏    to explore key issues raised in environmental controversies, such as public participation in environmental decision-making, the role of media, movements for environmental protection, environmental racism and justice, and corporate responsibility and “green” marketing; and
❏    to put theories into practice through service learning, by participating and intervening strategically in the public aspects of an environmental controversy

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