SOC 191 Climate Justice

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Course Description and Goals:  In the twenty-first century, concerns over planetary warming and climate change emerged as one of the most urgent global issues.  This course examines the social consequences of climate change driven by human activities.  Emphasis is placed on: 1) major environmental problems related to climate change such as drought, heat waves, sea level rise, monster storms, vector disease outbreaks, and wildfires; 2) environmental inequalities related to climate change; 3) multiple perspectives on the solutions to harms associated with climate change; and 4) the climate justice movement. Students will develop increased knowledge of the social impacts of global warming as well as potential solutions through weekly projects and research.