Communication, Media & Politics in a Risk Society

Shifting Ideas, Shifting Opinion, Shifting Policy
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Health Communication Fall 2015 - Syllabus and Readings

Health Communication Fall 2015 – Syllabus and Readings

In this course, you learn about the relevant scientific, social, and ethical dimensions of major public health debates and problems; the generalizable theories, frameworks, and methods that scholars use to analyze them; and the implications for effective public communication and personal decision-making. Assignments include facilitating class discussion, short analysis papers, an annotated bibliography, and a...
Environmental Communication: 2nd Short Analysis Paper

Environmental Communication: 2nd Short Analysis Paper

Choose 1 of the following 2 questions to answer.  Your essay should be approximately 2,000 words in length, drawing specifically on class readings and discussion as evidence and to inform your analysis.  Use APA citation style for all references. Your essay is due to me by email at m.nisbet@neu.edu by 5pm on Friday March 27. 1) Describe briefly...
Making Social Science Relevant: Engaging Students Via Contentious Social Problems

Making Social Science Relevant: Engaging Students Via Contentious Social Problems

Over the past decade, among the most frequently voiced criticisms of higher education is that universities are not adequately preparing students to be successful professionals, engaged citizens, and/or informed consumers of information. The social sciences and the humanities are among the most vulnerable to these charges; as fields like communication, sociology, and political science are...