Currently taught by Dr. Catalina de Onís, this course examines how journalists, government officials, corporate and environmental advocacy group representatives, small business owners, and concerned community members, among other actors, make and respond to different “media” about “the environment.” However, what “the environment” signifies and the stakes for engaging in sustainable practices often are ambiguous, contested, and uneven. CCM 260W invites class members to study, document, and intervene in various environment-related discourses in class discussions, readings, written assignments, community activities, and podcasts to apply course concepts and enact the university’s commitment to equity and ethical communication practices. Our project-based service learning will help to illuminate the co-constitutive nature of “media” and “the environment,” or, in other words, how both terms symbolically and materially shape and are shaped by each other.

Student Reports

The Influence of Latinx Cultural Values on Outdoor Recreation Practices

  • Lizzi Silva Mendez

  • Mathematics
Willamette University

Civic Communication and Media

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Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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