CMN 657W (01) - Media and the Environment

Media and the Environment

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16706
There are few topics, beyond communication itself, which better reflect our interconnected humanity than "the environment." Mediated environmental messages surround us, whether about expansive issues like climate change or the newest, organic or sustainable product. These mediated messages often come together or diverge around conceptualizations of our environment hinging on risks and uncertainties about the fundamentals of contemporary society. This course will look at the study and practice of the environment and media through a range of concepts, ranging from the "sacrificial landscape" reflected in television shows such as the first season of HBO?s True Detective to the "growth machine," as a persistent framework to understanding risk amid the imperative of economic growth in contemporary capitalism.
Prerequisite(s): CMN 455 and CMN 456 and CMN 457
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Joseph Terry

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 5:10pm - 6:30pm HS 344