Course Detail
Course Components:
This graduate-level seminar, an elective within the Sociology Department's Global and Comparative Sociology (GCS) area of specialization, provides a broad foundation in environmental sociology. The course addresses the origins of the field, distinct theoretical traditions, major debates, multidisciplinary approaches to sustainability studies, and emerging lines of inquiry. Potential topics include the political economy of regional and global environmental change; social/environmental risk; economic development, population growth, and natural resource use; world society, governance, and environmental policy; trade and ecologically unequal exchange; militarization, warfare, and the environment; environment and health; and coupled human and natural systems.