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Environmental Sociology

SOC 247
Fall 2010 not offered
Crosslisting: SISP 247
Certificates: Environmental Studies

This course is 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 United States). Whose interests have been served along the way? And how have different movements succeeded (or failed) to force social, political, and cultural change? Finally, we will examine the recent debates on the death of environmentalism in the United States.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)

Last Updated on JUN-23-2024
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