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Communication Studies 239: Environmental Communication in Belize
Ambergris Caye, Belize; Belmopan, Belize; Cayo District, Belize (Outgoing Program)
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Lang. of Instruction: English Prerequisites: Consent of Instructors
Program Type: J-Term 2 Max. Enrollment: 24
Academic Dept: Communication Studies No. of Credits: 4
All College Req(s): None Immersion: IS-Internatonal Studies
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INSTRUCTORS:  Thomas C. Johnson (Communication Studies); Jeff Boeke (Health & Physical Education)
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Ambergris Caye
 
Course Description: This course examines environmental communication and the public sphere in Belize with particular focus on the significant role of eco-adventure tourism in the country. Topics that will be reviewed, analyzed, and critiqued include the study of environmental rhetoric and discourse, media and environmental journalism, public participation in environmental decision-making practices, varying regulatory factors, social marketing and advocacy campaigns, environmental collaboration and conflict resolution, risk communication, and representations of nature in popular culture and green marketing. Information on these subjects will be drawn from lectures and discussions, as well as from visits with government officials, local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), eco-tourism venders, tourists, and other key stakeholders. These undertakings will provide an understanding of how individuals, institutions, societies, and cultures craft, distribute, receive, understand, and use messages about the environment to influence attitudes and initiatives related to its use. 
 
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Estimated Cost: $4250 - $4550
Estimated Add'l Meal Costs: $150
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