COMM 3081

COMM 3081

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course is the 2nd half of COMM 3080. Combined, the courses are designed to provide you with an in-depth opportunity to apply insights from environmental and sustainability communication to real-world settings, to help achieve strategic outcomes regarding some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Following an overview of relevant communication theory and principles, the course will feature visitors and guest speakers from our partner environmental organizations (both local and national) to discuss their specific communication goals around environmental and sustainability topics and their strategies for achieving them. A major focus of the class will be on critically engaging with these goals and strategies from a perspective informed by the field of communication—through a mixture of short assignments, case studies, and ultimately, a summer-long internship with one of our partner organizations in Summer—culminating with student presentations in the Fall semester.

When Offered Multi-semester course: Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: COMM 3080.

Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

Comments Note that this course is supported by a grant from Engaged Cornell, an initiative that seeks to foster community engagement and emphasizes "knowledge with a purpose." As such, our major goal in this course is to blend insights from the scientific study of environmental and sustainability communication with the strategic communication goals of our partner environmental organizations to create more creative, informed, and effective public engagement. The grade recorded at the end of the second semester (COMM 3081) evaluates the student's performance in the course for the entire year.

  • Students will be able to define and apply environmental communication theory in diverse settings.
  • Students will be able to effectively communicate environmental and sustainability issues across multiple platforms.
  • Students will be able to collaborative with community partners to achieve strategic communication goals.
  • Students will be able to integrate communication theory and practice into a brief multimedia presentation.

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  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 1 Credit Graded

  • 12286 COMM 3081   LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Aug 21 - Oct 6, 2023
    • Chambliss, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: COMM 3080. This is the second half of a year long course. In Spring students enroll in COMM 3080 and for Fall they are enrolled in COMM 3081.