Communication, Media & Politics in the Anthropocene

Shifting Ideas, Shifting Opinion, Shifting Policy
Courses
Climate Change Communication and Journalism

Climate Change Communication and Journalism

In this advanced seminar, students apply research and best practices to communicating about and reporting on climate change and energy issues. Course work prepares students for careers in journalism, advocacy, government, and strategic communication. Students analyze major debates over the environment, climate change, and related technologies; assessing how they are portrayed by experts, advocates, and the...
Strategic Communication Capstone: Syllabus and Readings

Strategic Communication Capstone: Syllabus and Readings

Download PDF of the Syllabus In this capstone seminar, you will complete an intensive research and writing project focused on a topic related to the field of strategic communication. Possible research topics can span business, politics, advocacy, entertainment, public health, the environment, and other societal sectors (see list of examples at end of course page)....
Health Communication: Spring 2016 Syllabus and Readings

Health Communication: Spring 2016 Syllabus and Readings

Download PDF of Syllabus             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, class presentations, short...
Science, Communication, and Society: New Course

Science, Communication, and Society: New Course

COMM 2XXX Pending approval to be offered Fall 2016 Download PDF of the Syllabus This course introduces students to major areas of research analyzing the role of communication and the media in shaping debates over science, technology, and the environment. In studying what the U.S National Academies calls the “science of science communication,” students acquire...