Learn to write stories that have impact and influence on people, events, and culture related to climate change and environmental challenges and solutions.
Stories are the way people make sense of the world. And we have reached a moment in history when there are innumerable stories to tell about the climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation.
Leveraging Trent’s academic and research strengths in arts-based and environmental education, the Option in Climate Communication blends courses across disciplines to teach you a new model of storytelling, one that pushes politicians, inspires the public, and ultimately contributes to transforming the climate crisis and other environmental problems. Strengthen your comprehension and critical thinking about topics in environmental science, sustainability, climate, and policy, and equip you with skills and experience in media and public relations, crisis communication, and digital storytelling.
To earn this option, you need to fulfill the requirements of a General or Honours degree in addition to successfully completing 4.0 credits from the following course list:
0.5 COMM credit consisting of:
COMM 1000H: Introduction to Communications
1.5 ERST credits consisting of:
ERST-POST 2100H: Environmental Science and Politics
ERST 3501H: Environment and Communication: Oral and Visual Presentation
ERST 3502H: Climate and Environmental Communications
0.5 ERSC credit from:
ERSC 1010H: Environmental Science and Sustainability (Sc)
CLIM-ERSC 1050H: Introduction to Climatic Change Science and Policy (Sc)