Middlebury

GEOG0205

Nature, Power, and Society

Geographies of Nature, Power, and Society
This course provides an introduction to the contributions of human geography to the interdisciplinary field of political ecology. Political ecology offers a framework for understanding and critically rethinking explanations of human interactions with the environment, working toward equitable and sustainable solutions. For political ecologists, environmental change and social conflict result from uneven access to resources, and hence from power relations. Human geographers contribute concepts of scale, space, place, spatial interactions, and situated knowledge. We will integrate concepts from both fields to study human-environment interactions, and to analyze the production of knowledge and discourses about environmental problems. 3 hr. sem.
Subject:
Geography
Department:
Geography
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SOC

Sections

Spring 2017

GEOG0205A-S17 Lecture (Holler)

Spring 2016

GEOG0205A-S16 Lecture (Holler)

Spring 2015

GEOG0205A-S15 Lecture (McKinney)

Spring 2013

GEOG0205A-S13 Lecture (McKinney)
GEOG0205Z-S13 Discussion (McKinney)