SOC 2280 Lectures
Is the study of societal-environmental interactions
o How the environment has influenced the social
o How the social has influenced the environment
Environmental Sociology is trans-disciplinary
Social ladder based on factors
How are power, wealth, and prestige distributed?
2. Problems with inequality
Wage gaps, health
3. Role of Gaps
Class (continuous cycle leav
AFTER MIDTERM #1
October 10th, 2013
Film: Bhopali (1984)
1) What are the long-term effects of the gas leak?
Drinking poisonous water
30,000 people died due to the gas leak
2009, some water is still contaminated (ground water has been contaiminated)
Soc 2280- Society & Environment
Sept 10th, 2013
1. The Relationship Between Environment and Society
Environmental sociology defined
Rise of the field
Study about how people react with the ecosystem
2. Critique of mainstream so
Sustainable development: Developement that meets the needs of the present without compromising the
ability of the future generations to meet their own needs
3 unequal goals of sustainable development 1) economic growth 2) environmental protect
Nov 26th, 2013
1. Social Movements
Social movement defined
Call for radical Change
Alternate view or reality: why?
2. Common themes found in social movements
What is wrong?
What must be done?
Justification for movement