Professionals in a wide range of disciplines need to be able to effectively and credibly communicate science and environmental issues in terms that can be clearly understood. This course will cover the spectrum of media available for communicating environmental and science information together with writing and speaking skills for media and other communication channels.
recognize the importance of effective communication in various sitiiions
recognize that communication is a multi-faceted process
recognize that communication involves problem solving and decision making
recognize that speech is an important tool for thinking, learning, and communication
demonstrate that they can speak clearly and confidently in a variety of situations
recognize listening as an active, constructive process
recognize writing as a constructive, meaningful process
acquire the behaviors of effective writers
show that they can write confidently in a variety of formats
criticize and interpret visual information
demonstrate that they can enhance spoken and written presentations with appropriate visual, audio, multimedia, and other aids
Jacobson, SK. 2009.
Communication Skills for Conservation Professionals 2
nd ed. Island Press.
Cox, R. 2012. Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere 3rd ed. SAGE Publications. ISBN: 978-1412992091
Melissa Bofto and Julio Perez
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