This course will consider the intersections of science, media, and society. With a focus on both theory and practice, it explores the media's role in understanding and communicating about the most critical science and environmental issues of the day.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify and describe the theories and concepts used to explain public perceptions of and attitudes towards science and environmental issues.
- Explain how the media, in interaction with other factors, influence public engagement with science and environmental issues.
- Develop persuasive, evidence-based arguments about the intersections of science, media, and society.
- Critically analyze and evaluate science media content and practices.
- Apply relevant theories and concepts to develop media-based strategies to effectively engage the public around science.