Course Descriptions

16:450:605:04 Human Dimensions of Environmental Change: Nature/Society (Cross-listed 16:378:501:01; 16:920:575:01

Theory This course is the key seminar for the Human Dimensions of Environmental Change graduate certificate program. The seminar is designed to provide students with a survey of theories and concepts in human-environment studies. We will examine how perspectives and arguments of oft-cited social theorists (e.g. Marx, Foucault, Latour, etc.) have been taken up in nature-society scholarship in geography, anthropology, development studies, environmental studies, and other disciplines. To do so, we will read selected writings from social theorists as well as empirical applications together, making sense of writing and concepts through collective discussion and debate.  Taught by Dr. Pamela McElwee