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COMD 350 : Environmental Communication

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
Environmental Communication
An examination of a specific national and/or regional environmental issue, including such topics as climate change, pollution, conservation, policy-making and policy change. Course focuses on food as a specific environmental issue. Students' individual interests determine their research focus.

This course is designed to help students analyze environmental issues in order to better their understanding of communication's role in circulating information. Students learn how to research and write articles and stories for environmental media outlets, as well as general audiences.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:1. Demonstrate understanding of regionally and nationally based environmental issues through reading, analyzing, and synthesizing information about environmental protection policies.2. Demonstrate understanding of the communicator's role as information-gatherer and disseminator, based on close reviews of the best practices of environmental and ecological writings.3. Employ various writing styles and strategies applicable to scientific and technological information as they write environmental articles for a variety of audiences.4. Present publication-ready work reflecting mastery of course information.

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
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