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Spring 2024
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NRES 48500 - Environmental Communications
Associated Term: Spring 2024
Learning Outcomes: 1. Develop a working understanding of the practical fundamentals of communicating complex environmental science to non-technical and technical audiences. 2. Apply foundational communication theory across a range of writing forms including academic writing form, explanatory short-form, poetry, white papers, and TED talks. 3. Analyze book-length environmental nonfiction to identify effective writing techniques and strategies. 4. Investigate strategies used in environmental and nature writing in poetry and fiction to engage audiences and write compelling science stories. 5. Understand key elements of human nature (information processing, risk perceptions, social norms, etc.) that are contributing to environmental controversy and apply that knowledge in strategic design of communication products.
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