SOCI 370

Environmental Sociology

Prerequisite: SOCI 100 or ENVR 101. An analysis of the reciprocal interactions between the physical environment (ranging from a micro level to the biosphere) and social organization. Specific topics include energy consumption, quality of life, sustainable development, environmental inequality, and global environmental change. The course will emphasize the ways in which social structures and the individual behaviors that reflect them both transform and are transformed by the environment. Offered alternate years. V.7