Communicating Climate Change

CMM07 Elective Course 4 ECTS
Period 2 weeks NOT TAUGHT IN 2020 -
Instructor Jenny Rock


The course mainly focuses on climate change and sustainable development through media coverage (print media and visual media). The aim of the course is threefold: to equip students with (1) understanding of the role of media and the impact it has in shaping current discourses on the topic of climate change and sustainable development, and (2) skills for systematic and critical evaluation of current climate change discourses and (3) ability to select an effective communication style for intended target groups.


At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • identify and discuss key international discourse themes on the topic of climate change, and defend or oppose given climate change position derived from such discourses,
  • systematically evaluate current climate change discourses using media framing techniques,
  • identify key texts, films and websites dedicated to the topic of climate change