F&ES 522a / 2018-2019

Problem Solving in the Global Era: How Social Sciences Contribute to Forward Looking Environmental Management (Semester 2 Oct 15-Dec 7)

Credits: 1.5
Fall 2018: M,W, 2:30-3:50, Burke

To be offered as a Fall-2 course, Oct. 15–Dec. 7

This 6-week class is designed to identify key contributions of the social sciences for environmental managers. Targeted to both non-specialists, as well as those considering the society and nature stream, the class emphasizes two key themes: the way in which scientific knowledge about environmental problems influence problem definitions, social movements, and policy responses; the role of social sciences in fostering forward looking environmental management. To do this, we draw on Clapp and Dauvergne’s “four environmental world views” framework that integrates knowledge from political science, sociology, anthropology, human geography and development studies; as well as international relations and public policy.