Fall 2019 HC 431H: Environmental and Science Communication in the Age of Wildfires in the West

Fall 2019-2020

Professor: Hollie Smith

4.00 credits

  • CRN 16675: Friday, 09:00 - 11:50 @ CHA 301

In this course, students will be asked to combine storytelling techniques with scientific research in an effort to develop communication that seeks to both inform the public about the growing problem of wildfire in the state and explore models for engaging the public in both the storytelling and the science of fire. The term project will focus on rural communities in Oregon facing a high risk of wildfire, and using this course, students would explore both the issues and the way forward by engaging experts and community members in a public dialogue about fire and its place in the future of rural communities in Oregon and beyond.