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MSCH-S451 Media and the Environment

Professor: Dean Jim Shanahan
Credits: 3

Media School Dean Jim Shanahan is teaching an upper level media class helping student understand how to report on, write about, explain and portray environmental issues, including issues related to climate change.

This course examines how environmental issues are portrayed in the mass media, and the effect of those portrayals. The history of environmentalism in the media is discussed, along with social science research on how media are used for environmental purposes. Environmental campaigns are studied. Environmentalism as a public opinion phenomenon is examined. Students have the opportunity to create environmentally-focused media in field settings.