Environmental Communication

R348 — Spring 2020

Kurt Zemlicka
Days and Times
1:00-2:15 TR
Course Description

This course explores the myriad of ways public communication plays a role in shaping our understanding of, and compelling action in regard to, nature and the environment. We will explore various theories of the relationship between humanity, culture, and nature, with an eye toward the ways in which the environment is rhetorically constructed. We will also look at the role of communication in an era of environmental crisis by exploring how communicating about environmental risks and potential solutions is shaped by language and symbol use.