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Media and the Environment

This course will investigate the dominant critical perspectives that have
contributed to the development of Environmental Communication as a field of
study. This course explores the premise that the way we communicate
powerfully impacts our perceptions of the "natural" world, and that these
perceptions shape the way we define our relationships to and within nature.
The goal of this course is to access various conceptual frameworks for
addressing questions about the relationship between the environment,
culture and communication. Students will explore topics such as nature/
wildlife tourism, consumerism, representations of the environment in
popular culture and environmental activism.

Course #
MCC-UE 9027


Nicole Starosielski

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