ES/ENVS 4420 3.00 Environment, Media, Culture and Communication
Media and communication technologies both shape and are shaped by cultural constructs, institutions and practices. This course will examine how the environment is framed and contested through dominant and alternative media, applying critical media, communication, and cultural studies theories (such as political economy, textual analysis, and audience reception). A variety of media forms will be explored (print and broadcast, photography and video, Web-based and digital media, spoken word and performance, etc) through active critique and creative cultural production. Prerequisite: Fourth year standing or by permission of the instructor. Students with Third year standing may have access subject to space availability and approval from the Faculty.