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SOAN0308

Environmental Sociology

Environmental Sociology
In this course we will explore the complex relations between society and the environment. We will look not at the science of nature, but rather its social construction, including environmental history, ethics, and politics. Our primary themes will be ideas and power. First, we will examine the dominant understanding of "nature" in the Modern era as well as alternatives that arose in opposition to this conception. Second, we will study how control over the non-human, material world originally developed in the United States, viewed through the lens of various social and political movements that have attempted to change that dynamic. (SOAN 0103 or SOAN 0105) 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Sociology)/
Subject:
Sociology/Anthropology
Department:
Sociology/Anthropology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
NOR SOC

Sections

Spring 2011

SOAN0308A-S11 Lecture (Owens)

Spring 2009

SOAN0308A-S09 Lecture (Owens)