Environmental Sociology [B]
This course examines the interaction between human society and the natural environment. Students learn how sociologists analyze the growing concerns for environmental quality. The sociological framework includes the exploration of the foundations of industrialization and capitalism as well as the history of the environmental movement. How do issues of social inequality, power, community and knowledge impact environmental outcomes, at the local, as well as the global level? Course topics include issues such as environmental justice and social inequities in the exposure to ecological hazard, environmental degradation, global warming and climate disruption. Prerequisite: SOC 110 or permission of the instructor.