COMM 2850 - Communication, Environment, Science, and Health(crosslisted) STS 2851
Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading.
Enrollment limited to: second-semester sophomore, junior, or senior standing.
Environmental problems, public health issues, scientific research-in each of these areas, communication plays a fundamental role. From the media to individual conversations, from technical journals to textbooks, from lab notes to the web, communication helps define scientifically based social issues and research findings. This course examines the institutional and intellectual contexts, processes, and practical constraints on communication in the sciences.
Outcome 1: Students will be able to identify the role and opportunities of communication in science, environment, and health.
Outcome 2: Students will be able to recognize the institutional and practical constraints on communication in science, environment, and health.
Outcome 3: Students will be able to compare and contrast science, environmental, and health communication theories to general communication, science and technology studies, sociology, and psychology.
Outcome 4: Students will be able to demonstrate application of communication theories.
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