48.236 Sociological Approaches to the Environment

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Note: This course is not available for the current semester.

Course No: 48.236; Last Offered: Summer 2010;

Course Description

Focusing on case studies of recent and pending environmental disasters, this course will trace how political, social, economic and cultural arrangements and choices contribute to environmental catastrophes and their resolution. In order to identify possibilities for agency, students will play several environmental games in which they will assume roles in the global economy, governmental and civil society to identify possibilities for agency. As a final project, students will describe a recent disaster identifying both structures that create environmental stresses and the options that might exist for structural changes. The project is intended to develop both critical thinking and communication skills.

Prerequisites & Notes

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  • Credits: 3;

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