Environmental Sociology
0.5 Credit

In this course, students will sociologically consider a number of the debates concerning scientific assessments of such things as global warming, resource depletion, and possible technological solutions to severe global environmental problems. The relationships between environmental problems and social inequality on a global scale will be highlighted. The social and ideological conceptions of environmental problems will be explored as will the predictions of global change emerging from various ideological positions. Students will be asked to conceive of ways in which things might be different and to envision possible socio-economic, cultural, and political policy solutions to some of our most serious problems.