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SOCL 244 Environmental Sociology

3 s.h.

Environmental sociology examines the interrelationships between society and the natural environment. This course is designed to provide an overview of environmental problems, to examine the underlying social causes and consequences of environmental change, and to critically evaluate these using the dominant theories in the field. Broadly, this course will consider the impacts of population, consumption, production, and development on the environment. In addition, it will consider the cultural understanding of environmental concern, environmental domination and risk. Finally, the course will consider how to apply the ideas of environmental sociology to develop solutions to social and environmental problems. (LA)

Prerequisite: 3 s.h. of SOCL, ENVS, GEOG, POLS, PSYC, or ANTH..

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