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Is this a UVM course?

Where is the location, duration?

Thanks - Katrina


On 8/20/08, Nicole <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> This class is designed to enhance your public advocacy and speaking skills,
> while reviewing the different contexts and implications of environmental
> communication.  The course is a blend of skills and rhetorical theory. . .
> focusing on how we communicate about environmental issues in a global
> society.  It is a ton of fun for the self-motivated learner who wants to
> communicate an environmental message with more power!  Please join us,
> Nicole Colston
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> SPCH 095 Environmental Communication
> 92892 Z1
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> *Course Description*:
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> This course will investigate environmental communication, focusing on the
> rhetorical and persuasive efforts by numerous agencies and citizens to shape
> human interactions with the environment. Communication of environmental
> issues is essential for public awareness, information exchange, and action
> in an era of rapid population expansion and resource depletion which is
> leading to global unsustainability.
>
> *Specific Goals*:
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>    1. To increase student awareness of environmental issues, including the
>    strategies and arguments used by groups, institutions, the media, and key
>    individuals.
>    2. To develop the ability to describe, analyze, and evaluate public
>    communication about the environment.
>    3. To develop a personal environmental ethic and corresponding advocacy
>    messages.
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>
> *Primary Readings* (with numerous supplemental articles):
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>    Cox, J. Robert (2006).  *Environmental Communication and the Public
>    Sphere*.  Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
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>    Deluca, Kevin M. (1999). *Image Politics: The New Rhetoric of
>    Environmental Activism*. New York: Guilford.
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>
> *Sample Assignments*:
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> 1) Environmental News Assignment: Find a current environmental story in the
> news media. This can be a magazine article, newspaper story, TV show or
> Internet based story. Write a 2-3 page (500 word) analysis of the news
> coverage, drawing on class readings and your our insights and be prepared to
> make a short presentation to the class about your findings.
>
> 2) Environment and Popular Culture Assignment: Find a cultural product that
> is based on an environmental theme. This can be any type of product, from an
> advertisement to a food product or any type of consumer product. Write a 2-3
> page (500 word) analysis of this product drawing on class reading and your
> own insights, bring the item to class and be prepared to make a short
> presentation to the class about your findings.
>
> 3) Local Environmental Group Assignment: Find a local environmental group
> and examine their visual and rhetorical strategies. How do they present
> themselves? How do they present their arguments? How do they reach their
> audience? Write a 3-4 page (750-1000 word) analysis of the environmental
> communication of this group, drawing on class reading and your own insights
> and be prepared to share your findings with the class
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