FIG #11: Daily Planet

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Cluster Description:
Is journalistic reporting about sustainability and the environment the biggest story of the 21st century, or the biggest story journalists have missed?


Grace Wang
10:00-11:20 am
Brad Howard
9:00-9:50 am
Seminar 101
Ron Judd
12:00-12:50 pm

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Course Descriptions for Daily Planet

  • Environmental Studies 202, Introduction to Environmental Study & Sustain., (Grace Wang) 3cr, SSC, CRN: 41379
    A basic overview of environmental issues in the United States and globally. An emphasis will be placed on environmental and human sustainability in a social science context.
  • Journalism 190, Introduction to Mass Media, (Brad Howard) 5cr, SSC, CRN: 41911
    Introduction to basic issues and problems facing journalists and the public as recipients of mass media messages in national and international society; nature, theory and effects of communication; media systems, structure and support; world news flow; media controls; First Amendment rights; ethical considerations.
  • Seminar 101, Seminar for First-Year Students, (Ron Judd) 2cr, CRN: 40973
    An introductory seminar offering an exploration of academic content and essential questions within the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Includes embedded instruction in academic skills and use of campus resources pertinent to exploration of the FIG cluster theme. Concludes in a formal paper or academic presentation. What role do journalists play in environmental studies? How does journalism address environmental issues? What does environmental justice mean? In this seminar we will investigate the relationships between environmental studies and journalism, with particular emphasis on the links between the media and environmental movement.

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