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Environmental Sociology (6 points)


Leader: Dr Lyle Munro

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: This unit aims to introduce students to the ways in which sociological knowledge can be used to understand contemporary environmental issues. In order to achieve this, the unit has a dual focus - society and nature. First, it develops theoretical and conceptual knowledge drawn from traditional and contemporary sociological theory to provide analytical frameworks. Second, through the anlaysis of environmental issues, the unit seeks to apply these frameworks to specific local, national and international contexts.

Assessment: Two assignments (1250 words each): 30% each + Examination (2 hours) or case study (2000 words): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week (1-hour lecture, 1-hour tutorial)

Prerequisites: SCY1801 and SCY1802 or equivalents

Prohibitions: GSC2209, GSC3209, SCY3809

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