GEOG/CMNS 257 - Environment: Science and Communications

Environmental science and communications, while different fields, are both essential for addressing contemporary environmental problems. This course, team-taught by faculty in Geography and Communications, introduces the student to the methods of scientific inquiry, and the principles of effective communication in environmental science. Application of the scientific method to case studies of environmental issues will highlight challenges and possible solutions at local, regional, and national scales, while exploring the interface between science, politics, and popular perceptions. Specific consideration will be given to developing strategies for communicating with various audiences, including stakeholder groups, other scientists, policy makers, and the general public. A field trip outside of class time may be required. Please refer to Department of Geography website for scheduling information.

Prerequisite(s):
  • One of: CMNS 125, CMNS 155, CMNS 175, or ENG 105; plus any first-year lab science course

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