The purpose of this course is to equip students with a holistic and intricate understanding of the psychology, history, and methodology of climate change denialism, as well as its cultural and political implications.
To ensure accessibility to students of all backgrounds, we will first cover the scientific basics of climate change to establish a credible and unbiased foundational understanding of climate change and its global effects.
Once we establish that climate change is, in fact, real, we will dive deep into the psychology of science denial, as well as the challenges it poses to effective science communication and practical solutions.
Next, we will explore the economic context that facilitates climate change denialism, as we learn about the relationship between the material economy and public discourse about climate change.
We will then share concrete historical examples of widespread displays of climate change denialism including media manipulation, political corruption, and misinformation.
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|Weekly Lecture/Discussion||__||__||Dwinelle 182||[M, W] 6:30PM-8:00PM||02/13/2022||Open||--||--|