Units of Study

SCLG2631 - Sociology of the Environment

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Mike Michael


This unit introduces students to ways in which sociology can engage in the study of the 'natural environment' and critically illuminate contemporary environmental controversies, disputes and proposals. The 'natural environment' is explored through such topics as risk, modernity, consumption, identity, expertise, ethics, technology, democracy and citizenship. These topics are linked to empirical case studies that cover, for instance, tourism, animal culling, environmental activism, climate change modelling, and shifting bodily capacities.


500wd equivalent tutorial presentation (10%) and 2000wd topic essay (40%) and 2000wd research essay (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points from Sociology




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