Units of Study

SCLG2631 - Sociology of the Environment

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Mike Michael
Phone: +61 2 9036 9483
Email: mike.michael@sydney.edu.au

Description

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.

Assessments

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

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points from Sociology

Prohibitions

SCLG3604

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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