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*Sociology 103. The Sociology of Climate Change

The reality of global climate change poses a number of challenges for human society. Warming temperatures and shifting weather patterns will threaten the availability of water, food, and shelter; expand the geographic range of diseases; necessitate mass migration and relocation; and even spark political instability. The inherently social nature of these challenges highlights the value of a sociological approach to understanding climate change, and this course will provide an overview of this emerging field of study. Three central themes will guide our analysis: 1) the social causes of climate change, 2) the social impact of climate change, and 3) the social dimensions of mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

Professor: 

Benjamin Sosnaud

Season: 

Spring

Days: 

T

Time: 

2:00-4:00

Course ID: 

203390

Subject Area: 

Sociology

Research Areas: 

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