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SOCL521: Environment and Culture
|Department: Sociology||NCF Level: FHEQ/QCF/NQF7//RQF7|
|Study Level: Postgraduate (Masters level)||Credit Points: 20|
|Start Date: 08-10-2018||End Date: 14-12-2018|
|Available for Online Enrolment?: Y||Enrolment Restriction: Fully available to all students|
|Module Convenor: Professor CFJ Waterton|
- Syllabus Rules and Lancaster Part II Pre-requisites
- Curriculum Design
- Assessment Weights
- Educational Aims
- Learning Outcomes
- Part 1 Modules Video
- Teaching Pattern
Syllabus Rules and Pre-requisites
Curriculum Design: Outline Syllabus
- Outline syllabus
1 Environmental Sociology: The Beginnings
2 The Social construction of the environment
3 Modernity and the environment
4 Risk society
5 Marxism and the environment
6 Social movements and the environment
7 Case study: Nuclear Power
8 Case study: Agricultural Biotechnology
9 Case study: Nature conservation and indigenous knowledge
10 Case study: Climate change
- 100% Coursework
Educational Aims: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
This module introduces the approach to environmental issues through their social and cultural construction. Starting from a historical perspective, it explores how the treatment of these issues has been shaped by socio-cultural factors in domains including the role of science, regulatory policy, sustainable development, values and rights discourses and education. The complexities which arise for environmental judgement and decision-making from this process are illustrated through topical case-study examples presented in lectures and explored in seminar discussions.
The module introduces in practical contexts a number of theoretical and analytical approaches which will be considered more closely in the module Theorising Environment and Culture.
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