Seminar in Environmental Communication

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Course number: 
COM 536
William Kinsella
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North Carolina State University
Course Description: 

Environmental communication is an area of growing interest within the communication discipline; this course provides an overview of its theoretical approaches, research literature, and practical applications. Topics include the social construction of nature, and human relationships with nature, through discourse, rhetoric, and communication practices; critical and cultural approaches to environmental discourse; communication about environmental issues in organizational, mass media, political, and international contexts; communication in environmental controversies; stakeholder dialog, and conflict; public understanding of environmental issues; public participation in environmental decision-making; expert-public-government dialog; environmental risk communication; communication in environmental advocacy, deliberation, and public relations contexts.