|Translation of the Swedish course syllabus|
|Environmental Communication, 7.5 credits|
|(Miljökommunikation, 7,5 högskolepoäng)|
|Subject area:||Environmental Science|
|Main field of study:||Environmental Science|
|Academic school:||School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies|
|Disciplinary domain:||Natural Sciences 50% Social Sciences 50%|
|Education cycle:||Second-cycle (Master)|
|Progressive specialisation:||A1N (Second cycle. Entry requirements: completed first-cycle course/s)|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Valid from:||HT 2018 (autumn semester)|
This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies at Södertörn University on 2018-04-23 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.
The equivalent of English B and a Bachelor's degree including a minimum of 90 credits in Environmental Science, Bioscience, Political Science, Sociology, International Health, Media and Communication Studies, or the equivalent.
Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:
• critically evaluate and compare different theories and perspectives in the field of environmental communication
• analyse and evaluate the different roles of organisations in processes of environmental communication
• apply an advanced theoretical framework to different cases and issues concerning risk communication, public relations, and media activism
• present and discuss literature reviews and reports in oral and written forms
• critically assess media-related ethical aspects in relation to theories on environmental communication.
|4.||Course content, modules and examinations
The course focuses on communication processes between heterogeneous sets of stakeholders and aims to advance the understanding of complex environmental issues. Communication strategies with the general public are analysed and related to institutional structures, as well as to public attitudes towards environmental issues. Various communication theories, including risk/crisis communication, are assessed in order to gain an understanding of communication processes about environmental issues, both within organisations and from organisations towards the public, the media and other institutions.
1001, Environmental Communication, 7,5 credits
(Miljökommunikation, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F
The course is designed around lectures in combination with mandatory group sessions and discussion seminars.
Written home examination and oral contributions in seminars.
Absence from mandatory seminars can, after consultation with the course coordinator, be complemented with alternative tasks. Absence from more than 50% of the seminars requires that the student take the course again. Complementary tasks must be handed in within one year of course completion.
|The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.|
If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
|8.||Restrictions on accreditation
The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.
Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1094MJ, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1776-2.1.1-2018).