School of Environmental Studies

Society, Culture & Communication

About Society, Culture and Communication

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  • Learn how social systems interact with the environment.
  • Explore how cultural values and beliefs influence the way people use the environment.
  • Study how organizations address environmental problems and how complex concepts regarding those issues are communicated.

Research

  • Environmental & Sustainability Studies programs at Tennessee Tech are supported by cutting-edge resource centers:
  • The Center for the Management, Utilization, and Protection of Water Resources and the Millard Oakley STEM Center for the Teaching and Learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Environmental Society, Culture, & Communication at Tennessee Tech

  • These concentrations offer students the opportunity to pursue their passions in a meaningful way as they apply scientific principles to environmental issues.
  • Course work examines current topics through social, political and economic perspectives.
  • Students analyze and propose sustainable solutions for complex, real-world environmental problems.
  • The program culminates in a hands-on experience or research project addressing an actual environmental problem.

Society, Culture & Communication: Communication & Media / 45 hours



Concentration Core (21 hours) / Required for Each Focus of Study

  • JOUR 2200 / Mass Communication in a Changing Society (3)
  • COMM 2075 / Organizational Communication (3)
  • PC 3250 / Professional Communication I (3)
  • BMGT 3510 / Management & Organization Behavior (3)
  • ECON 4200 / Environmental Economics (3)
  • POLS 1030 / American Government (3)
  • ENGL 4931 / Literature and the Environment (3)

Curriculum: Communication & Media

Choose 4 of the following: (12 hours) 

  • JOUR 2220 
/ News Reporting and Copy Editing (3)
  • 
JOUR 3460 
/ Intro. to Public Relations (3)
  • 
PC 3700 / 
Information Design in the Professions (3)
  • 
PC 4970 / 
Professional Communication II (3)

  • COMM 3620 / 
Intercultural Communication (3)

  • COMM 4420 / 
Advanced Organizational Communication (3)

  • COMM 4630 / 
Persuasion (3)

  • WEBD 1500 / 
Intro. to Web Design (3)
*
  • WEBD 2300 / 
Website Design: Dynamic Sites (3)*
  • 
ESS 4900 / Internship (3)
 

*WEBD is no longer offered by the University

Free Electives (12 hours)

Society, Culture & Communication: Social Science & Policy / 45 hours



Concentration Core (21 hours) / Required for Each Focus of Study

  • JOUR 2200 / Mass Communication in a Changing Society(3)
  • COMM 2075 / Organizational Communication (3)
  • PC 3250 / Professional Communication I (3)
  • BMGT 3510 / Management & Organization Behavior (3)
  • ECON 4200 / Environmental Economics (3)
  • POLS 1030 / American Government (3)
  • ENGL 4931 / Literature and the Environment (3)

Curriculum: Social Science & Policy Option

Choose 
4 of the following: (12) 



  • GEOG 1035, 1012, or 1130 (3)
 World Regional Geography I, Cultural Geography, or Geography of Natural Hazards

  • POLS 3330 / 
State and Local Government (3)

  • POLS 3700 / 
The Legislative Process (3)

  • POLS 4610 / 
Public Administration and Public 
Policies (3)

  • SOC 3720 / 
Rural Sociology (3)

  • SOC 4090 / 
Cross Cultural Communication & Cultural Diversity (3)

  • SOC 4330 / 
Population and Social Process (3)
  • 
SOC 4860 / 
Social Movements & Social Change (3)
  • 
ESS 4900 / 
Internship (3)


Free Electives (12)

Society, Culture & Communication: Leadership & Environmental Management / 45 hours



Concentration Core (21 hours) / Required for Each Focus of Study

  • JOUR 2200 / Mass Communication in a Changing Society(3)
  • COMM 2075 / Organizational Communication (3)
  • PC 3250 / Professional Communication I (3)
  • BMGT 3510 / Management & Organization Behavior (3)
  • ECON 4200 / Environmental Economics (3)
  • POLS 1030 / American Government (3)
  • ENGL 4931 / Literature and the Environment (3)

Curriculum: Leadership & Environmental Management Option


Choose the following four courses: (12)

  • COMM 4420 / 
Advanced Organizational Communication (3)

  • PADM 4226 / 
Intro. to Nonprofit Organizations (TN eCampus) (3)

  • PSY 3590 / 
Psychology of Personality (TN eCampus) (3) 
  • 
ESS 4300 / 
Environmental Management Systems (3)


Free Electives (12)