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Media and the Environment

This course will investigate the dominant critical perspectives that havecontributed to the development of Environmental Communication as a field ofstudy. This course explores the premise that the way we communicatepowerfully impacts our perceptions of the “natural” world, and that theseperceptions shape the way we define our relationships to and within nature.The goal of this course is to access various conceptual frameworks foraddressing questions about the relationship between the environment,culture and communication. Students will explore topics such as nature/wildlife tourism, consumerism, representations of the environment inpopular culture and environmental activism.

Course #
MCC-UE 9027


Nicole Starosielski

Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication; Director of Undergraduate Studies