Friday 1 March 2024
“Art, like religion, is one of the ways we digest what is happening to us, make the sense out of it that proceeds to action... We can register what is happening with satellites and scientific instruments, but can we register it in our imaginations, the most sensitive of all our devices?” – 350.org founder Bill McKibben
The stories of biodiversity loss, climate catastrophe, and environmental justice need to be told. An increasing amount of research indicates that compelling, persuasive storytelling is vital to ensuring cooperative environmental action.
UC Merced's Environmental Humanities major and minor will equip students to be science writers, non-for-profit leaders, public relations and communications staff for environmental agencies, environmental lawyers, political advisors and politicians, interpretive rangers, environmental consultants and business workers, novelists, screenwriters, poets, and songwriters who tell ecocritical stories: graduates of this urgent and career-oriented program will be professionals who understand environmental science and environmental injustice and can tell compelling stories about the research and data that urges action.
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