Document Type


Date of Award

Spring 5-31-1996

Degree Name

Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communication - (M.S.)


Humanities and Social Sciences

First Advisor

Norbert Elliot

Second Advisor

Nancy Steffen-Fluhr

Third Advisor

Daniel Watts


The present study examines the relationship between environmental communication theory and practice. The focus of the case study is to examine the formal elements of an environmental document--the Industrial Pollution Prevention Planning guidelines published by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)--and the process by which this document was created. This study of product and process allows a methodology to be developed by which the complexities of environmental communication may be better understood.