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ASEC 38500 - Communication Strategies For Controversial Issues In ANR
Course Hours: 3.00. This course trains students to communicate about controversial science and emerging technology in contested environments. Additionally, the course covers public engagement principles for science topics and how to communicate risks in the context of agriculture, and natural resources science and technology.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag Sciences Educ & Comm

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Define and apply evidence-based science communication and public engagement models in communication of controversial science. 2. Identify a range of factors (individual, socio-cultural, economic, political) that contribute to social conflict and controversy over science or technology issues. 3. Explain impacts of different media platform on the effectiveness of science communication. 4. Define and apply conflict resolution skills in the context of a science or technology controversy. 5. Apply communication best practices when engaging on controversial science and emerging technology across diverse audiences.

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