Environmental Sociology
In this course we will explore the complex relations between society and the environment. First, we will examine the globalized dominant understanding of "nature" in the Modern era as well as alternatives to this conception. Second, we will explore environmental problems, looking at the interrelationship between social inequality and environmental inequality, power, social justice movements, and governance, including topics such as agrifood systems, biodiversity, public health, energy, climate change, water use, and indigenous knowledge. We will examine these themes using key theories and inquiry from sociologists, historians, philosophers, activists, and geographers, among others. Students own environmental concerns will provide important contributions to this course. Not open to students who have taken SOAN 0308. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Sociology)

11:00am-12:15pm on Tuesday, Thursday (Feb 13, 2017 to May 15, 2017)
Warner Hall HEM