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Academic Programs

Several courses exist that allow Loyola faculty to educate and train communication and environmental majors and other students how to evaluate and cover environmental issues. Emphasis will be on identifying and clearly defining the actual issues, determining how to investigate them and reporting them in a meaningful and relevant way to the public. For the biological sciences courses, the audience is primarily science majors and the emphasis will be on content and developing the ability to interpret environmental meaning from biological systems.

Course topics

Environmental Communication (School of Communication & Design)

  • Environmental Communication, 3 cr, each Spring: taught by Dr. Robert A. Thomas
  • Covering the Environmental Beat, 3 cr, on demand: taught by Dr. Robert A. Thomas
  • Media & the Environment, 3 cr, each Fall (Freshman Year Seminar):  taught by Dr. Robert A. Thomas
    • Syllabus
  • Environmental Audit of Loyola University New Orleans, 3 cr, occasionally taught (Spring, 2003 & 2007): taught by Dr. Robert A. Thomas

Read more information on the Environmental Communications minor »

Environment Program (ENVA)

  • Environmental Policy, 3 cr, each Fall:  taught by Dr. Robert A. Thomas
    • Syllabus

Biological Sciences

  • Tropical Ecology, 3 cr, each Spring: taught by others (Dr. Robert A. Thomas started the course, and still contributes)
  • Ecology of the Mississippi River Delta Region, 3 cr, each Spring: taught by Dr. Robert A. Thomas
  • Herpetology, 4 cr, on demand: taught by Dr. Robert A. Thomas

Read more information on the Biological Science majors and minors »