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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Fall 2022

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SOC 341LEC - Environment & Society
Environment & Society VER Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   17507   Enrollment Capacity:   70
Section:   VER   Enrollment Total:   70
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
Dates:   08/29/2022 - 12/09/2022   Status:   CLOSED
Days, Time:   M W F , 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Room:   Talbrt 107 view map
Location:   North Campus      
Reserve Capacities
Description Enrollment Capacity Enrollment Total  
Soc Sci-Interdisc:Seats Reserv 4 4  
Instructor Kevin Smiley
  Course Description
Is a capitalist economy inherently destructive to the environment, or can the economy be greened? This course provides an overview of the major topics that sociologists study to understand the relationship between society and the environment: the social construction of nature, the political economy of environmental problems, environmental inequalities, science and risk, and environmental policy. By learning a sociological perspective on the environment, students learn how peoples cultures inform their views and behavior regarding issues such as bottled water, tuna fishing, and coal mining. Ultimately, students can understand environmental issues more clearly and can devise more thoughtful, more effective strategies to address those issues. This course is the same as EVS 341 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.
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