NYU Steinhardt

Media and the Environment

  • Course Number: MCC-UE 1027
  • Hours: 45
  • Units: 4
  • Description: This course investigates the ways human & natural environments have been shaped by media representations & technologies, extending from newspapers, photography, & popular literature, to film, television, & video games. Integrating eco-cinema, eco-criticism, environmental communication, & environmental studies, the course explores how environments are represented in visual media through different historical & social contexts, beginning with the rise of landscape photography, scientific representations of nature, & “fictional” wildlife films, to environmental media works in the 1960s to the role of contemporary interactive & “recycling” based aesthetics.
  • Old Course Number: E59.1027