FEATURED COURSES · SUMMER 2020

Environmental Studies: Social Science Perspectives (Online Course • June 15-July 26)

Envir St 112


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online course

3 credits

6-week session • June 15-July 26


Fulfills Environmental Studies
Social Science Foundation
Counts Towards
Sustainability Certificate
UW Designations
Elementary Social Science

Instructor

Vaishnavi Tripuraneni
Vaishnavi Tripuraneni
Lecturer
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

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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