Examines the relationship between society and the environment, with a focus on how industrialization and our increasing demand for natural resources has significantly impacted the planet's ability to meet the needs of humanity and other species. Explores the structural and cultural causes and consequences of such topics as production, consumption, population, development, pollution, and environmental justice and how to respond to these issues through policies and actions. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).
Distance Education: Web Course Information
- From the Instructor:
- Hello! Welcome to SOC 228. Introduction to Environmental Sociology examines the relationship between societies and the environment, with a focus on how industrialization and our increasing demand for natural resources have significantly impacted the planet's ability to meet the needs of humanity and other species. We will explore the structural and cultural causes and consequences of such topics as production, consumption, population, development, pollution, materialism, inequality, and environmental justice and how to respond to these issues through policies and actions. Hopefully, this course will help students develop their own 'sociological imagination,' increase students' awareness about environmental issues and human behaviors and attitudes, and enable them to critically evaluate sociological solutions related to the natural and social worlds. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. I hope that you will enjoy the course. The course content, including syllabus, assignments, and calendar, will become available the first day of the term. Be sure to get the books for the course as soon as possible and begin reading the introduction. The books are available at the PCC Sylvania bookstore or on-line and are listed below. Best wishes, Dr. Kim Smith
- Course Specific Requirements:
- Required Textbooks (new and used copies available at the PCC Sylvania bookstore): 1) Northwest Earth Institute. 2014. Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice, & Sustainability, Portland, OR: NWEI. (E-Book: You can order directly through this link: http://nwei.org/product/seeing-systems/) 2) Kline, B. 2011. 4th Edition. First Along the River: A Brief History of the U.S. Environmental Movement, San Francisco, CA: Rowman & Littlefield. 3) Quinn, D. 1992. Ishmael, New York, NY: Bantam/Turner. There are no meetings scheduled for campus. All assignments and quizzes will be on-line.
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- Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
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- Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
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|46928 WEB »||-||26-Sep-2016 thru 17-Dec-2016|
Instructor: Kim D Smith
Notes: Community-Based Learning Option - www.pcc.edu/cbl
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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