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Approx. 7 hours to complete

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Welcome to Communicating Climate Change and Health

1 video (Total 5 min), 2 readings
2 readings
Course Description10m
Meet your instructor, Dr. Connie Roser-Renouf10m
6 hours to complete

introduction to Communicating Climate Change

7 videos (Total 67 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Factors That Shape Environmental Behaviors6m
Determinants of Environmental Behaviors: Key Beliefs11m
Determinants of Environmental Behaviors: Contextual and Individual Drivers8m
Examples to Consider6m
Understanding the Audience (6 Americas)9m
Key Climate Change Beliefs8m
5 readings
Alliance for Climate Education on youth engagement30m
Talking climate: The science of climate change communication20m
Communication and marketing as climate change–intervention assets: A public health perspective.30m
Global warming’s “Six Americas Short Survey”: Audience segmentation of climate change views using a four question instrument15m
Six Americas Reports40m
1 practice exercise
Introduction to Communicating Climate Change30m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Understanding & Communicating with the Audience: Cognitive Approaches

5 videos (Total 58 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Target Attitudes & Behaviors8m
Cognitive Approaches to Audience Communication16m
Climate Change Literacy14m
Understanding the Climate Impacts on Health7m
3 readings
Identifying like-minded audiences for global warming public engagement campaigns: An audience segmentation analysis and tool development30m
The Challenges of Climate Change: Children on the front line10m
Fostering Sustainable Behavior: Developing Strategies; Prompts: Remembering to Act30m
1 practice exercise
Understanding & Communicating with the Audience: Cognitive Approaches30m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Understanding & Communicating with the Audience: Affective Approaches

4 videos (Total 60 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Affective Dimensions of Audience Communication15m
Cultural and Moral Values9m
Message Framing15m
2 readings
How Americans respond to information about global warming’s health impacts: Evidence from a national survey experiment45m
Which #EcoRight Superhero Are You?10m
1 practice exercise
Understanding & Communicating with the Audience: Affective Approaches30m
Week
4
7 hours to complete

Social Influence and Sticky Messages

6 videos (Total 66 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
The Diffusion of Innovations16m
Information-Processing Theories (Part 1)6m
Information-Processing Theories (Part 2)10m
Heuristic Processing8m
Creating “Sticky” Messages9m
3 readings
Are your friends making you fat?1h 1m
Spitfire Strategies1h 30m
Conveying the Human Implications of Climate Change: A Climate Change Communication Primer for Public Health Professionals10m
1 practice exercise
Social Influence and Sticky Messages30m
1 hour to complete

Course Conclusion

1 video (Total 15 min), 1 reading
1 video
1 reading
What's Next?5m

Instructor

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Connie Roser-Renouf

Lecturer, Environmental Health Sciences
Yale School of Public Health

About Yale University

For more than 300 years, Yale University has inspired the minds that inspire the world. Based in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale brings people and ideas together for positive impact around the globe. A research university that focuses on students and encourages learning as an essential way of life, Yale is a place for connection, creativity, and innovation among cultures and across disciplines. ...

About the Climate Change and Health: From Science to Action Specialization

Climate change is arguably the greatest public health threat we face. To address it successfully, health and environmental professionals, advocates, and others need to acquire new skills and a deeper understanding of its challenges and solutions. This specialization is for those who wish to understand the impact of climate change on health and are committed to protecting the health of populations using the knowledge and skills they will acquire....
Climate Change and Health: From Science to Action

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