|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
An examination of the intersection between the environment and society analyzed along two planes: the realm of ideas and the realm of power. The former asks how nature and the environment have been conceptualized in the Modern era and how dominant interpretations have been challenged by subsequent ethical writings and social movements. The latter asks how control over the environment was established in the Modern era, (especially in the U.S.). Whose interests have been served along the way? And how different movements have succeeded (or failed) to force social, political, and cultural change? Finally, we will examine the recent debates on ¿the death of environmentalism¿ in the US.
Ethical Reasoning, Writing
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected readings from David Pepper, Marc Reisner, Francis Moore Lappe, Murray Bookchin, Arne Naess, Carl Pope, Julian Simon, Lester Brown, Bjorn Lomborg, Robert Bullard, Julia Butterfly Hill and others.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three 6-8 page papers, 3 short writing assignments (3 pages), and class participation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students will have the option to replace the final paper with an independent research project and in-class presentation.
|Instructor(s): Rabinovitch,Eyal Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: PAC136; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: -3||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 7||FR: X|