Academic Programs

Several courses exist that allow Loyola faculty to educate and train mass communication 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.

Class resources are available on Blackboard.

Course topics

Mass Communication

  • Environmental Communication, 3 cr, each Fall: taught by Dr. Robert A. Thomas
  • Covering the Environmental Beat, 3 cr, each Spring semesters: taught by Dr. Robert A. Thomas
  • Environmental Audit of Loyola University New Orleans, 3 cr, occasionally taught (Spring, 2003 & 2007): taught by Dr. Robert A. Thomas

Read the Mass Communication course descriptions »

Biological Sciences

  • Tropical Ecology, 3 cr, each Spring: taught by Dr. Robert A. Thomas
  • Ecology of the Mississippi River Delta Region, 3 cr, each Fall: taught by Dr. Robert A. Thomas
  • Herpetology, 4 cr, alternate Spring semesters (even years): taught by Dr. Robert A. Thomas

Read the Biological Science course descriptions »