Environmental Studies: Social Science Perspectives (Online Course • June 15-July 26)
Envir St 112
6-week session • June 15-July 26
The natural environment and society are intricately linked in a number of ways. Environmental problems don’t just affect our society, they are a product of social structures. We therefore need more than just natural science and technology to address environmental issues - social studies of the environment are critical.
This course explores different approaches of interpreting environment and societal relations, at various levels, from the local to the global. It traces the social origins of environmental problems, their social impacts, and the different responses they engender. Students will learn to critically apply these modes of thinking to current environmental challenges.
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Ecology and the Global Environment (Online Course • May 18-June 14)
Indigenous Peoples and the Environment (Online Course • May 26-July 5)
Preserving Nature (Online Course • June 15-Aug 9)
Environmental Ethics: Ethics for a Damaged Planet (Online Course • July 20–Aug 9)
1:00 - 5:10 PM
Imagining Nature in the Anthropocene (Online Course • May 18-June 14)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Outdoors for All (Online Course • May 18-June 14)
1:00 - 4:10 PM