English Composition II (ENGL 1102)
School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Georgia Institute of Technology
Spring 2016

Course description: This section of English 1102 develops communication strategies through a consideration of “ecomedia,” a label that most readily refers to popular media (movies, blogs, video games, tv shows, etc.) that address environmental issues and, more often than not, advocate for changes that will improve environmental conditions. More broadly, “ecomedia” refers to media that express an “ecocritical imagination” and to a critical scholarly outlook that is attuned to media’s material effects on environment. We will explore all of these strands as we practice WOVEN communication strategies (Written, Oral, Visual, Electronic, Nonverbal) and apply them to a diverse grouping of media texts. Students in the course will also produce ecomedia in the form of public service announcement videos produced in partnership with the community organization Trees Atlanta.

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