re-telling climate change stories

Classes

Climate Change and Film (ATLS 3519/EBIO 4460) and Creative Climate Communications (ENVS3173/THTR4173)

A goal of this class is to invite you on a personal journey. We want to provide the opportunity for you to think critically AND creatively about the most pressing environmental, political, and social issue of our time. Climate change is part of a larger discussion related to sustainability and is a pressing and pervasive issue from economic, political and environmental perspectives. We want you to leave our class conversant about your views on this issue. Where do you stand? What should be done? 

Creative Climate Communications (ENVS 3173/THTR 4173)

The objectives for this course are (1) to generate multimodal compositions on the subject of climate change and (2) engage with various dimensions and issues associated with climate, environment and sustainability.  We work to deepen our understanding of how issues associated with climate change are/can be communicated, by analyzing previously created expressions from a variety of media (interactive theatre, film, fine art, performance art, television programming, blogs for examples) and then by creating our own work. Throughout the semester, we will appraise and extract effective methods and techniques in ongoing student work and apply them to what will emerge as Inside the Greenhouse (ITG) artifacts of creative communications.