Program Codes: ECM
The Environmental Communication minor offers students the opportunity to develop skills in communicating the critical and challenging issues involving the integrity of the natural world and the human practices, policies and traditions that affect it. The program serves the needs of students aiming at writing for the public about environmental challenges confronting our planet. Students will gain competence in reporting and science news writing, feature writing, and essay writing and storytelling. The program builds skill in the entire writing process, from topic generation to drafting, revision, editing and proofing.
Please note that students must have completed a Communication Foundation and one Communication Structural experience prior to being accepted into the minor.
Short Title : COM 220
Course Code : COM 220
Course Description : ?New Media? refers to interactive forms of communication that use digital computer technology for distribution and exhibition. Often these objects can be manipulated by both creator and user. This course will provide opportunities for students to develop their skills in using these communication tools. Each tool is presented as a separate course under a distinctive topic name. Topics could include (but are not limited to) web design, podcasts, RSS feeds, designing for social networks, blogs, wikis, virtual worlds and more!
Short Title : ENG 105
Course Code : ENG 105
Course Description : Food writing plays an integral role in the culinary arts. Concise recipes and persuasive menus, for example, are tools for communication between the culinary professional and the consumer. In this course, students will build on the writing skills acquired at the foundation level while enhancing their knowledge of food. Students will compare and analyze the writing styles found in recipes, menus, essays, newspaper reviews, poetry, food in fiction, journal articles and internet blogs. Through this analysis students will develop their own preferences for expressing a point of view about food in these formats. Students will be expected to develop a culinary-based research project, a personal memoir enriched with recipes, and to participate in class discussions, critiques and formal presentations of projects. Prerequisite: ENG 101 Effective College Writing I Completes General Education Requirements:WC-R, SC-R LAS
Prerequisites : Prereq: ENG 101 Lecture Min Grade: D Min Credits: 3.00 Or ENG 101 Advanced Studies Min Grade: D Min Credits: 3.00 Or ENG 101 Lecture Min Grade: TR Min Credits: 3.00
Short Title : HUM 105
Course Code : HUM 105
Course Description : Students will be introduced to major aspects of the art of film, one of this nation?s greatest contributions to human expression. The intention of this course is that by viewing and discussing significant motion pictures in a variety of genres and their artful manipulation of such tools as lighting, framing, movement, sound, and editing, students will develop a richer appreciation. Directing, acting, set design, story telling, and other elements of film production also will be discussed. The course culminates in a written critique of a contemporary film. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours film showing). Completes General Education Requirements:RE-R, LAS
Short Title : HUM 135
Course Code : HUM 135
Course Description : This beginning photography course introduces students to the concepts and the technical skills necessary to create black and white prints. All essentials of black and white photography - from hardware to film to developing to printing to mounting - are covered. A student-owned, fully adjustable SLR camera is needed. Completes General Education Requirements:RE-R, LAS
Short Title : HUM 150
Course Code : HUM 150
Course Description : A special topics course where students will learn through direct interaction with a variety of working artisan entrepreneurs. Emphasis will be placed of the use of the creative process as applied to both business and art.
Short Title : HUM 200
Course Code : HUM 200
Course Description : This introductory-level course will provide students with "hands-on experience" in the art studio. The concepts and processes necessary to produce art using various techniques such as drawing, painting, woodcarving, and collage will be addressed. Students will be encouraged to experiment with the different mediums. They will be introduced to the principles of composition, dimensionality, and color with an emphasis on individual expression. (3 hours lecture). Completes General Education Requirement:RE-R.
|COM 220 New Media Tools: Various Topics||3|
|ENG 105 Food Writing||3|
|HUM 105 Art Of Film||3|
|HUM 135 Photography||3|
|HUM 150 Survey of Art: Various Topic||1|
|HUM 200 Studio Art||3|
Short Title : ENV 455
Course Code : ENV 455
Course Description : This course is primarily concerned with the continued challenges and opportunities of finding sustainable patterns and processes of development within the international, national, regional, and local communities for the future. This course also provides a historic look at the demographic pressure on renewable and non-renewable resources and demonstrates the need for management strategies. Management of both resource supply and demand is considered. Sustainable resource management methods are applied to specific resources including soil, water, minerals, forests, energy, and food. The inter-relationship and sustainability between natural and cultural resources are studied. (3 hours lecture). Prerequisite: Junior standing. Completes General Education Requirements:WC-I, LAS.
Short Title : EST 200
Course Code : EST 200
Course Description : This course introduces students to major aspects of the interaction between human beings and the environment. Focus is on the historical and cultural connections between people and the environment. Human conceptions about the nature of nature, the wilderness, conservation, parks, recreation, etc. are discussed along with the shaping roles of religion, philosophy, art, literature, pop culture, and politics. Among the diverse topics covered are urban and rural ecologies; communication and sense of place; gender, ethnicity, and class; the arts and artists; indigenous cultures; ethics, law, and the education system; the impact of media in popular culture; agriculture, business and tourism. Completes General Education Requirements:SC-F, RE-R, LAS
Short Title : EST 300
Course Code : EST 300
Course Description : This course translates, applies and interprets critical concepts from global change science so that the non-scientific community might become better informed in the policy decision- making arena. Students will examine the natural and anthropogenic changes taking place in the totality of the earth's environment across spatial and temporal scales. Students will deepen their understandings of interrelationships and connections between biogeochemical processes in various parts of the earth system, and discuss change mechanisms, tipping points and possible mitigation and adaptation solutions to the tremendous challenges posed by anthropogenic climate change. The course will examine long-term records of global change, as well as focusing on near-past human societies that have successfully or unsuccessfully adapted to changing environmental conditions. We will assess global change models for implications regarding vulnerability of human society and non-human ecosystems to potential change and for insight into strategies for future sustainability. Prerequisite: Social Cultural-Foundation and Analytical Reasoning & Scientific Inquiry-Reinforcing Completes General Education Requirements:SC-I, AR-I, LAS.
Short Title : EST 310
Course Code : EST 310
Course Description : This course looks at the historical, cultural and ecological basis for our changing concepts of the environment. The course provides an overview of US environmental history in an effort to understand the interactions, interdependencies and changes implicit in the relationship between human culture and the environment. American history is characterized by the paradox of the bounty of the continent's vast natural resources and subsequent establishment of natural institutions, such as our National Park System, and the sweeping and often catastrophic ecological changes wrought on the landscape by the process of Manifest Destiny and industrialization. Environmental history combines political, social, ecological, artistic and literary forms to clarify how our culture's concept of the environment has changed over time. Prerequisite: Social Cultural Foundation level course Completes General Education Requirements:SC-I, LAS.
Short Title : EST 320
Course Code : EST 320
Course Description : While virtually all the peoples of the earth face important environmental issues, the form and content of these human-nature interactions often differs widely from place to place. Variations in political forms, economic status, cultural contexts, and the natural environment are all significant factors in shaping environmental politics and policy around the world. This course investigates these differences using the framework of political ecology and important recent books on environmental politics at various sites around the globe. Various regions and countries are examined through a critical and intensive reading of texts which focuses on these locations. The exact regions and countries vary from year to year. The other major focus of this course is learning the skills of critical reading and analysis of book-length sources, and communicating these analyses in both oral and written forms. Prerequisites: NRS 110 Introduction to Environment & Society or POL 202 Politics of the Environment. Completes General Education Requirements:WC-I, SC-I, RE-I, LAS.
Prerequisites : Prereq: NRS 110 Lecture Min Grade: D Min Credits: 3.00 Or POL 202 Lecture Min Grade: D Min Credits: 3.00
Short Title : POL 202
Course Code : POL 202
Course Description : This course explores the political process and the conflicting perspective and values involved in environmental policy making. The Adirondack Park and the Champlain Adirondack Biosphere Reserve serve as a regional focus and case study for this course. (3 hours lecture). Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Completes General Education Requirements:SC-R, LAS.
|ENV 455 Sustainable Development||3|
|EST 200 Intro Nature and Culture||3|
|EST 300 Ecological Change & Society||3|
|EST 310 Environmental History & Social Justice||3|
|EST 320 Global Environmental Studies Seminar||3|
|POL 202 Politics Of The Environment||3|