Comm 548 Issues in Science & Environmental Communication
Centers on how we focus a critical lens on how issues in science and the environment are communicated. Students are asked to examine the question: "How do we know what we know?" by exploring how scientists, policy-makers, lay publics and mass media practitioners understand and communicate in this domain. Students examine how scientific meanings are produced in public arenas, ranging from such issues as childhood vaccines to the discovery of ancient mummies.