The subject examines the environment and environmental issues from a sociological perspective. It considers the social origins of the current environmental crisis, the social basis of environmental concern, and social aspects to the solutions of environmental problems. Issues relating to an understanding of the environmental movement will be addressed as well as sociological factors involved in Landcare. One area of emphasis will be environmental issues within agriculture. Other topics to be addressed include environmental and social impact assessment, ecotourism, urban environmental issues and global warming.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The social and political basis of environmental problems Ecologically sustainable development and the limits to growth debate Pollution and urban environmental problems Social factors in impact assessment Global environmental problems and global warming Ecotourism and the sociology of tourism and recreation The sociological critique of traditional agricultural extension Farmer environmental decision making Farming styles, farming subculture and environmental management Sociological factors of Landcare
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