SOC 379 A: Environmental Sociology

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Meeting Time: 
MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
WFS 201
Jyotsna Krishnakumar
Catalog Description: 
Social processes by which environmental conditions are transformed into environmental problems; scientific claims, popularization of science, issue-framing, problem-amplification, economic opportunism, and institutional sponsorship. Examination of social constructs such as ecosystem, community, and free-market economy. Use of human ecology to assess whether the current framing of environmental problems promotes ecological adaptability. Offered: jointly with ENVIR 379/ESRM 371; A.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Natural World (NW)
Last updated: 
October 17, 2016 - 12:53pm