Feb 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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COMM 265 - Environmental Communication

4 Credit(s)

Environmental Communication will prepare students for today’s rhetorical challenges as they seek to communicate about environmental issues in ways that will promote sustainability of communities and ecosystems. This course will be useful for anyone who intends to understand the persuasive strategies used by advocates to defend their outlooks about the environment. Students will apply these principles in papers and oral presentations.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the concepts involved in the fundamentals of rhetoric and communication process
  2. Show a practical approach to research and organize materials in a manner that supports a set of persuasive arguments
  3. Understand the ethical and intellectual responsibilities associated with rhetorical engagement
  4. Show an awareness of current land use/environmental issues, understand the manner in which rhetoric is employed by primary rhetors, and predict outcomes
  5. Describe and analyze audience needs and behaviors associated with various environmental issues
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in oral testimony, group discussion, and debate
  7. Critically evaluate the persuasive tactics used by speakers and campaigns which advocate positions on environmental issues
  8. Communicate in a manner that promotes community stability through sustainable use of natural resources based on ecological principles
  9. Identify rhetorical elements of public messages and analyze key arguments
  10. Understand the influence of digital communication on message construction and society

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