SOC 253 Environmental Sociology: Ecology and the Built Environment

This course is a survey course of contemporary environmental and social science theory, research and data analysis.  It explores the social construction of reality, the role of the corporate and social media, as well as, public policy formation and its consequences for humanity, civilization and the biosphere.  The course concludes with an analysis of creative responses to environmental crises and their impact in human consciousness, education, science, culture, society, social movements, social change, human rights, environmental, social and economic justice, and revolution.  It explores alternatives to the old infinite growth model of economics and social organization.  Prerequisite(s): A passing score on the College's English placement test or C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENG 090, ENG 091, or ENG 092.  A passing score on the College's Reading placement test or C or better or concurrent enrollment in ENG 091 or RDG 090 and a grade of C or better in RDG 080.  Three lecture hours per week. 
3 credits Fall, Spring
3 credits
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