COMM3480-01.Media & Global Evnrmntl Cnflct.Sp14.Ishida,Suda
Media & Global Evnrmntl Cnflct
Academic Term and Year
Area of Study
CSTD, GLOB, IJRN
Goals: This course examines the role news and popular media (e.g. advertising, micro-marketing, social networking such as web 2.0) play in setting agenda and constructing meanings of various issues in global environmental discourse. The students will learn to expand understanding in how language and image shape human?s perception about the natural world; to critically examine the structures and implications of environmental representation; to analyze the ways in which environmental issues are framed by different media; and to understand the complex relationship between economic development that fosters consumer culture and the environment. Content: The course is presented in the forms of both theoretical analysis and practical media writing. The coursework involves general reading and discussion on different stages of world development, social change, environmental impacts, and the global politics of sustainable development with a central focus on how mass media make meanings of these issues. Note: Student evaluation is based on class participation, discussion, examinations, essays and the student's weblog production. Taught: Annually Prerequisite: COMM 1100 or COMM 1320 Credits: 4 credits
Ishida, Suda, "COMM3480-01.Media & Global Evnrmntl Cnflct.Sp14.Ishida,Suda" (2014). Syllabi. 2661.