Spring 2024 Sociology BC3244 section 001

Environmental Sociology


Call Number 00204
Day & Time
MW 2:40pm-3:55pm
328 Milbank Hall (Barnard)
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Maricarmen Hernandez
Course Description

This course examines the social roots and impacts of environmental contamination and disasters, in order to understand how humans relate to nature in the context of global racial capitalism and the possibilities for creating a more sustainable world. We will also explore how racism is foundational to environmental exploitation and consider why global struggles for racial justice are crucial for protecting both people and the earth, paying particular attention to how environmental health inequalities are linked to race, class, gender, and nation. We will consider key theories, debates, and unresolved questions in the subfield of environmental sociology and discuss future directions for the sociological study of human/environment relations. 

Web Site Vergil
Department Sociology @Barnard
Enrollment 37 students (45 max) as of 6:06PM Monday, May 20, 2024
Subject Sociology
Number BC3244
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20241SOCI3244X001