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Public Relations 323X and Agricultural Education and Studies 323X, Strategic Communication for Agriculture and the Environment. Introduction of issues pertaining to communicating agriculture, risk and the environment, and skills for effective public engagement. Social construction of nature and the environment and risk. Role of communication in public perception of risk and the environment, including mass mdeia, public relations, popular culture and advocacy. To start Spring 2018; contact Kathleen Hunt ( for information.

Journalism & Mass Communication 560, Risk Perception and Communication. Study of risk communication principles, models and theories applicable to any risk communication situation. Emphasis on science, technology and risk issues, such as food, health, agriculture and the environment. Examines roles of scientists and communicators in cultivating a public informed about scientific and technological issues. Every Fall semesters; contact Dara Wald ( for information.

Journalism & Mass Communication 347/547, Science Communication.  Reporting and writing about science and technology topics for general audiences. Outlets for stories include print, broadcast and online media. Story topics include reporting about basic, applied sciences and social sciences, as well as ethical, political and policy issues related to science and technology. Every Fall semester; contact Michael Dahlstrom ( for information.

English 592, Rhetoric of Science & Technology.  Humanities-based theories and analysis of discourse within scientific disciplines, between scientific disciplines, and between scientists and publics.  Even-number Fall semesters; contact Jean Goodwin ( for information.

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