F&ES 764a / 2018-2019

Environment, Culture, Morality, and Politics

Credits: 3
Fall 2018: Th, 9:00-11:50, Sage 32


This course equips students to think critically and imaginatively about the social aspects of natural landscapes and the communities who inhabit them. It draws on empirical cases from the United States to examine interrelated issues pertaining to culture, morality, religion, politics, power, elites, corporations, and social movements. Because of the deep complexity of these issues, and the fact that this is a reading and writing-intensive course, it requires a significant time commitment from each student. Upon taking this course, students will become fluent with cutting-edge empirical research on these issues, will better recognize the social, moral, and political roots of all things, and finally, will be able to apply philosophical theory to concrete environmental problems