Beginning with a discussion on the importance of a social science perspective for study of sustainability issues, the course will compliment the ecological aspects of sustainability by exposing students to its social dimensions. The course will briefly examine the various theoretical and methodological tools for studying sustainability, with the remainder centering on the interrelationship between the environmental, social, economic and political structures associated with sustainability.
Course work will include online discussion board assignments, writing assignments, and a capstone project culminating in a critique of an organization’s social sustainability campaign message (including corporate social responsibility and social justice messages).
SOC399 (section 400): Social Dimensions of Sustainability
Instructor: Derric Jacobs
Prerequisites: SOC204 (or permission of the instructor)