Environmental Communication: Research Into Practice - Fall 2016 course

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Event Dates: 
September 12, 2016 to November 18, 2016


There is still time to register for the fall session of Environmental Communication: Research Into Practice.

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 will be relevant to the following participants:

  • Environmental communication professionals who want to brush up
  • Environmental policy & science professionals who want to improve their communication
  • Students (graduate or senior undergraduate) in communication, environmental studies and sciences, or other fields who don’t have access to such a course at their school
  • Concerned citizens who want to become more involved in advocacy and public participation in environmental affairs 

All the details are at https://theieca.org/training/environmental-communication-research-practice.