Ecospeak | St. Lawrence University First-Year Program


Spring 2017

FRPG 2092
Instructor: Jessica Prody
Meeting Days/Times: Tuesday and Thursday from 10:10 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. 
This course counts as PCA 127 and fulfills the FYS and HU general education requirements.

In an essay titled “Commencement” Terry Tempest Williams writes, “I realized that in American Letters we celebrate both language and landscape, that these words, stories, and poems can create an ethical stance toward life.” EcoSpeak begins with the premise identified here—language shapes how humans live with the natural environment. This course traces how various forms of communication—both verbal and nonverbal—such as interpersonal communication, organizational communication, rhetoric, and mediated communication relate to how humans view, interact with, and make policy about their surroundings. Students will encounter theoretical concerns over corporate marketing and green washing, the nature/culture divide, and questions of race, class, gender, and world position raised by those in environmental justice and food justice movements. Most importantly, students will have the opportunity to produce their own public pieces of environmental communication. Students in this course will receive credit for PCA 127. If you have already taken PCA 127 you will not be allowed to register for this FYS.

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