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MDIA 223 AR1 - Watching the Environment

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


This course examines how films portray the health environment and the need for environmental protection. The course focuses on series of questions including: To what extent does a film suggest that the world has environmental concerns- What are the constraints that narrative form, production routines, financing and distribution put on representing environmental problems and environmentalists- Is the information in the film to be trusted- In documentaries, are physical and social scientists- explanations of environmental problems and solutions reliable- What cues can we use from within and outside the film to evaluate the film for credibility- During the course participants will compare the science and economics of selected environmental issues with film presentations, examine what drives of environmental participation (and the limits of film in presenting science), and look at the constraints of producing special interest versus broad distribution films on presentations of the enviro

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If this section is closed, please check seat availability in NRES 223 63481. Please note: This section will have synchronous (live) sessions.

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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