Defining Key Terms


Respond to the prompt in 400-500 words. Please include at least one in-text citation from the assigned class readings. Upload your response as .pdf to Canvas.


The authors we have read so far this semester investigate terms key to environmental communication. For this short response, choose a key term from one of the readings (e.g., environmental justice, expediency, risk communication, participatory democracy, public health, etc.) and define the term according to the author(s) we read. After you define the term, please respond to the following: how does the term you chose shape relationships between experts and audiences.


As long as you upload your process doc Canvas on or before the assigned time/date, you will earn full points per document. Remember these activities are designed to develop skills we will use throughout the class and in the major projects. The documents also provide an opportunity for invention and revision, and you’ll use your Bio throughout the class.