[ENVS 271] Sociology of the Environment


This course will examine how social factors shape human interaction with, and understanding of, our natural environment. We will critically examine a variety of social institutions—political and economic systems, cultural traditions, governmental bodies and advocacy organizations, among others—that mediate and shape our relationship with the environment. Topics include the social construction of nature, discourse and agenda-setting within the media and the environmental movement, environmental justice issues and the possibility of sustainable societies.

Course Title

Sociology of the Environment

Course Code

ENVS 271

Units

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: Sociology 100 or 150, or consent of instructor. Sociology 200 is suggested as well.

Frequency

Offered occasionally.

Cross-Lists

Also listed as Sociology 271.

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