SOCY 7370X Environmental Sociology

45 hours; 3 credits

Dynamic interactions between social systems and ecosystems; incorporating the natural environment as a variable in sociological analysis; social origins of major environmental stresses; social conflicts produced by environmental; approaches to resolving social system-ecosystem disjuncture; major theoretical frameworks and debates in the sub-discipline; roles of science and technology in generating and responding to socio-environmental disorganization; role of socio-economic inequality in environmental conflicts; emergence of environmental social movement coalitions; linkages between economic processes and sustainable development trajectories.


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