SOC 226 Sustainability and Humankind's Future: Life on a Tough New Planet

This course focuses on fundamental sustainability problems confronting humankind in the face of climate change, peak oil, resource depletion, species extinction, and societal collapse. Areas covered include social-structural conditions driving overshoot; threats to natural systems; population and Earth's carrying capacity; the political economy of globalization; complexity and systemic collapse; systems analysis; transitioning to post-carbonism; and transitional sustainability movements. Three lecture hours per week. 3 credits Spring

3 credits
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