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 (3)
  • COMM 2075 / Organizational Communication (3)
  • PC 3250 / Professional Communication I (3)
  • BMGT 3510 / Management & Org. 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 (3)
  • 
JOUR 3460 
/ Public Relations (3)
  • 
PC 3700 / 
Technical Documents (3)
  • 
PC 4970 / 
Prof. Comm. II (3)

  • SPCH 3620 / 
Intercultural Comm. (3)

  • SPCH 4410 / 
Org. Comm. (3)

  • SPCH 4630 / 
Persuasion (3)

  • WEBD 1500 / 
Intro. to WEB Design (3)

  • WEBD 2300 / 
Website Design (3)
  • 
ESS 4900 / Internship (3)


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 (3)
  • COMM 2075 / Organizational Communication (3)
  • PC 3250 / Professional Communication I (3)
  • BMGT 3510 / Management & Org. 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 3300 / 
State and Local Govt. (3)

  • POLS 3700 / 
Legislative Process (3)

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

  • SOC 3720 / 
Rural Sociology (3)

  • SOC 4090 / 
Cross-Cultural Comm. (3)

  • SOC 4330 / 
Population and Social Process (3)
  • 
SOC 4860 / 
Social Movements/Process (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 (3)
  • COMM 2075 / Organizational Communication (3)
  • PC 3250 / Professional Communication I (3)
  • BMGT 3510 / Management & Org. 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)

  • SPCH 4410 / 
Org. Communication (3)

  • PADM 4226 / 
Intro. to Nonprofit Org. (3)

  • PSY 3590 / 
Psychology of Personality (3)
  • 
ESS 4300 / 
Environ. Management Systems (3)


Free Electives (12)