Environmental Communication: Research Into Practice

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Course number: 
ECRIP
Instructor: 
Mark Meisner
Instructor email: 
mark at theieca dot org
Level: 
other
School: 
International Environmental Communication Association
Year: 
2018
Course Description: 

This course explores how the most relevant research and theory from communication, psychology, sociology, and political science can be used to improve the practice of science, sustainability and environmental communication. Participants get an overview of the field as we examine how language, images, narratives, values, frames and media come together in advocacy and social marketing campaigns, and other forms of public participation for environmental protection. We consider how communication is used to accomplish practical goals, as well as how it affects people's beliefs about nature and environmental affairs. To do this we use readings, examples, cases, recorded lectures, discussions, and the insights of leaders in the field. Participants have the opportunity to work on communication projects that are relevant to their specific interests.

This course is taught every September and January.