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CMS3010 Environmental Discourses: Democracy, Science & Economics

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication


Concern about environmental issues is fuelling vigorous policy debates. These debates raise questions concerning the social and ethical limits of technology, the role of science in decision-making, and the development of a just and sustainable world. From a communication perspective, the environment question can be viewed in terms of how the knowledge, values and opinions underlying current debates are socially constructed. What changes in social values are manifest in the environment debates? What forums and institutions provide the communicative conditions for information and discussion to take place? This course will address these questions.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 External
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba