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Learning Community:Crisis Communication & Climate Change

Crisis Communication and Climate Change - HONORS COLLEGE ONLY

This Undergraduate Research Learning Community emphasizes critical reading, thinking, and writing skills, as well as technical formatting and graphic design skills applied in crisis and risk communication. Research in this course will be linked to the Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute (MARI) developing out of the Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative (CCSLRI) at ODU. By investigating the crisis communication that surrounds climate change and its impact on Hampton Roads, this course will serve as an introduction to writing in earth and social sciences, journalism, public relations, marketing and technical communication, as well as oceanography, engineering, and business. Students will build on the writing skills developed in English 126C (or its equivalent) by learning the rhetorical and technical skills necessary to communicate effectively in public, professional, and academic audiences.

If you are interested in joining this community, simply register for the following section of ENGL 231C:

  • 21013 ENGL 231C Crisis Communication and Climate Change TR 1:30-2:45 PM

Note: All URLC courses have registration blocks to ensure that they are reserved for URLC participants.

Students are encouraged to contact UGRlearningcommunities@odu.edu or the Honors College (3-4865) if interested in joining or learning more about an Undergraduate Research Learning Community. The HC will be happy to help first-year students find the right URLC.