The Environmental Communication concentration has been discontinued and students are no longer being accepted into this program of study.  Students interested in this area of study, please see the major in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources.

Environmental Communication develops expertise in communicating with and educating the public in order to enhance enjoyment of natural resources and facilitate informed public participation in the decision making process. The curriculum emphasizes course work in foundations of natural resource management, social science theory and research methodologies, communication theory and techniques, public relations, leadership, and management.

Effective Fall 2015

Freshman
AUCCCredits
Select one group from the following: 4
Group A:
  
Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2)3A 
Animal Biology Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A 
Group B:
  
Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)3A 
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)1B1
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Arts and Humanities3B6
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
Electives 5
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
Select one from the following: 3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)2 
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)2 
LAND 220/LIFE 220Fundamentals of Ecology (GT-SC2)3A3
NR 120AEnvironmental Conservation (GT-SC2)3A3
NRRT 231Principles-Parks/Protected Area Management 3
NRRT 262Principles of Environmental Communication 3
STAT 201General Statistics 3
Guided Natural Resources Electives1 6
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
 Total Credits 27
Summer 
NR 220Natural Resource Ecology and Measurements 5
 Total Credits 5
Junior
 
Select one course from the following: 3
Media Ethics and Issues  
International Mass Communication  
New Communication Technologies and Society  
Media Effects  
NR 300Biological Diversity 3
NR 320Natural Resources History and Policy3D3
Select one course from the following: 3
Environmental Education  
Group Decision Making in Natural Resources  
NR 387Internship I 1
NRRT 330Social Aspects of Natural Resource Management4A3
NRRT 361Natural Resources and the Media 3
NRRT 376Human Dimensions Research and Analysis 3
Select one course from the following: 3
Group Communication  
Advanced Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communication Skills  
Critical Media Studies  
Guided Natural Resources Electives1 3
 Total Credits 28
Senior
 
Select one course from the following: 3
Wilderness Management  
Management of Parks and Protected Areas  
NRRT 362Environmental Conflict Management 3
NRRT 440Applications in Environmental Communication4B,4C3
NRRT 463Non-Profit Administration in Conservation 3
NRRT 487Internship 5
PHIL 345Environmental Ethics 3
Guided Natural Resource Electives2 6
Electives 4-5
 Total Credits 30-31
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

With advisor's approval, select from lists of courses available in the department.

2

With advisor's approval, select upper-division (300- to 400-level) courses from list of courses available in the department. 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one group from the following:   4
Group A:    
Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2)  3A 
Animal Biology Laboratory (GT-SC1)  3A 
Group B:    
Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)  3A 
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1) X1B1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Elective   2
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Social and Behavioral Sciences  3C3
Elective   3
CO 150 and AUCC 1B (MATH) must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
LAND 220/LIFE 220Fundamentals of Ecology (GT-SC2)X 3A3
Select one course from the following:X  3
Environmental Conservation (GT-SC2)  3A 
Environmental Conservation    
NRRT 231Principles-Parks/Protected Area ManagementX  3
NRRT 262Principles of Environmental CommunicationX  3
Guided Natural Resources Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)  2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)  2 
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)  2 
STAT 201General StatisticsX  3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Guided Natural Resources Elective   3
 Total Credits   12
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
NR 220Natural Resource Ecology and MeasurementsX  5
 Total Credits   5
Junior
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
NR 320Natural Resources History and Policy  3D3
NR 387Internship IX  1
NRRT 376Human Dimensions Research and Analysis   3
Select one course from the following:   3
Media Ethics and Issues    
International Mass Communication    
New Communication Technologies and Society    
Media Effects    
Select one course from the following:X  3
Environmental Education    
Group Decision Making in Natural Resources    
Guided Natural Resources Elective   3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
NR 300Biological Diversity   3
NRRT 330Social Aspects of Natural Resource Management  4A3
NRRT 361Natural Resources and the Media   3
Select one course from the following:   3
Group Communication    
Advanced Public Speaking    
Interpersonal Communication Skills    
Critical Media Studies    
 Total Credits   12
Senior
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
NRRT 362Environmental Conflict Management   3
PHIL 345Environmental Ethics   3
Guided Natural Resources Electives   6
Electives   4
 Total Credits   16
Semester 9CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:X  3
Wilderness Management    
Management of Parks and Protected Areas    
NRRT 440Applications in Environmental CommunicationX 4B,4C3
NRRT 463Non-Profit Administration in ConservationX  3
NRRT 487InternshipX  5
The benchmark courses for the 9th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   14
 Program Total Credits:   120