- Media & Communication, School of
- Media Studies and Production
This course provides students with an understanding of how people's relationship with the environment is shaped by media communication. By addressing questions of media ownership, content and global flow, the course examines how ideas and issues regarding the environment are bound and circulated through communication channels and networks in a variety of interrelated narrative and imaginistic forms. At the heart of this examination are the interplay between corporate agendas, national policies, commodity hunger, the materialism of class conflict, issues of waste management and environmental risk, and community activism. Of central interest is how media's representation of environmental issues influences public perceptions of natural resource exploitation, sustainability, and the framing of modern lifestyles.