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Environment and Health in Society and the Mass Media



This course will provide an introduction to the social, mass media and social media presentation of environmental and health. Students will explore how knowledge, attitude, behaviors, and social structure influence public perceptions and opinions of environmental and health risk. We will focus on depictions of environment and health: what effects those depictions have in perceptions of these topics, the role of audience and source on communication, and the implications for those working to address environmental and health issues.

Particular examples of social and media coverage will be used to provide an insight into the workings of the mass media and their effect on society, and demonstrate how the challenges of addressing environmental and health issues are based on much more than just getting the science right.

When / Where:

Th 9:15 am to 12:15 pm: Blake 131





Course Syllabus

Course Professors

    Spring 2019

  1. Nucci, Mary
  2. Spring 2018

  3. Nucci, Mary
  4. Spring 2017

  5. Nucci, Mary
  6. Spring 2016

  7. Nucci, Mary
  8. Spring 2015

  9. Nucci, Mary
  10. Spring 2014

  11. Nucci, Mary
  12. Fall 2011

  13. Nucci, Mary
  1. Rutgers
  2. New Brunswick
Department of Human Ecology