Fall 2010 not offered
|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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)
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.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One 6-8 page midterm, 3 short writing assignments (3 pages), one 10-12 page final, 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.
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