This course focuses on how climate change is framed to the public. As the threat of climate change increases daily, we must analyze how climate change is framed, because the media can convince people of almost anything. This class is going to analyze how climate change is portrayed through various forms of media, including writing, documentaries, news outlets, and our daily surroundings. We will particularly be focusing on the concept of environmental justice when examining all these sources. In order to properly address climate change, we must build a framework that not only protects our planet but also ensures that the burdens and benefits of a sustainable future are shared equitably among all communities, leaving no one behind.
The course is open to students from all disciplines, backgrounds, and lived experiences to contribute to a diverse, engaging, and enriching classroom environment. The guiding motivation behind this course is to create a collaborative space for undergraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds to discuss climate change, environmental frameworks, and various environmental justice issues.
|Climate Change in Media Syllabus