SOCY 1031 Society and Environmental Transformations (Spring: 3 )
Where do contemporary environmental problems come from? Why is it so hard to resolve serious global environmental issues? Are environmental problems really social problems? This course will compel students to explore these questions, to devise answers to them, and to learn how to understand environmental problems with sociological analytical tools and methods. Students will explore the historical origins of the contemporary world, revisit the social and environmental changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution, the World Wars, and the liberalization of capitalism, and, through first-hand research, ponder how globalization might be the start of a new environmental transformation for society.
Instructor(s): Brian Gareau
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13